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The Good Life - 05/08/2023 - Freeway fatigue

Driving 50 miles has become an adventure, or misadventure perhaps. This is because I can no longer stay alert while driving, and must pull over to sleep. I can always feel the fatigue coming, and quickly park to rest and be safe.

Yesterdays outing was interesting, as I had to stop at Green River along the 91 freeway in order to doze beside the road. But later, at the Orange Crush, I became so befuddled with fatigue that I wound up in the Departures concourse at John Wayne Airport. And while attempting to extricate myself from that mess, discovered I was driving back up the 91 freeway…returning back the same way I’d just come! What a mess. When I got home, I told Yumiko that I thought my long-distance driving days may be done. It’s simply not safe for me to drive any longer than an hour alone.

My doctor is aware of this issue—along with my other health concerns—and he’s actively helping me to sort things out. But I really need to stop driving alone long-distance, especially on the freeway, as I fear I’m becoming a danger to others. And it’s probably time for me to sell my motorcycle. Those days are certainly done.

My Adirondack chair in the garden may be all I should safely pilot alone anymore. And that’s alright. As I’ve already driven everywhere far in life I’ve ever wanted, or needed, to go.

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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