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The Good Life - 05/06/2023 - Three cookies

One extra cookie… What folly. Now, I’ve been paying for it feeling sick for half a day since. But they certainly were rather large cookies, which I’d carefully put on a small plate and brought out to enjoy with Yumiko after dinner. While setting the cookies on their plate, I thought to myself, “These cookies are so large. One cookie each should be enough.” But I placed four, and then I ate two, afterwards feeling ashamed of my gluttony. Yumiko though, had better sense and she ate just one cookie, offering her remaining cookie to me, which I then consumed as my third. Darn it! I’d otherwise been so good all day, measuring my meals and minding my portions, and I blew it right there at the end, in the late evening (7:30 PM) just a half hour before bed… Three whole cookies down and I’ve been feeling ill ever since, still feeling bad now at dawn. When will I learn my limit? Two cookies would have been alright, one cookie better still, none best of all. Where was my temperance last night? Where my abstinence?

The Good Life Meditation is my daily recitation and reminder of personal objectives and principles used in pursuit of a purposeful life in spite of a universe of seeming indifference. Learn more about The Good Life at my website or by reading my book Going Alone. And visit our Discord at:

OBJECTIVES: 1. Be Always Ready to Die 2. Make Good Use of Time and Resources 3. Develop Good and Sound Life Principles 4. Cultivate Good Emotional Reactions 5. Perform Good Actions 6. Recognize True Limits and Opportunity 7. One Thing Slowly

PRINCIPLES: 1. Principle of War 2. Principle of Reason 3. Homunculus 4. Anchorhold 5. Home of Good and Evil 6. Principle of Purpose 7. Atomic Principle 8. Principle of Nature 9. The Pirate Ride 10. Principle of Maturity 11. Social Principle

12. Principle of Family 13. Public Speaking 14. Temperance 15. Life Will Not Go Well 16. The Horror Show 17. That Which Must Be Borne 18. The Feast of Offal 19. Distraction 20. Agency and The Great Indifference 21. The Best Seat in the House 22. The Restless Man 23. The Path of Wildness 24. The Great Life Adventure 25. The Risk of Avoiding Risk 26. Sin and Damnation 27. Complete Oblivion 28. The Season of Philosophy

29. Scriptwriting 30. Bullseye Aim 31. The Uphill Climb 32. Arena and Utility 33. Nothing IS enough 34. The Principle of Fun


My name is Kurt Bell.

You can learn more about The Good Life in my book Going Alone.

Be safe... But not too safe.

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