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☀️ The Good Life - 05/20/2023 - Japan or America?

Updated: Oct 19, 2023


I had a conversation yesterday with Emily which I’d been waiting for since she was born. It was while Yumiko was cooking dinner, and Emily and I were sent to the store to buy dessert. Emily drove, because I’d been drinking wine, and while she drove she told me which country—America or Japan—she prefers, her reasons, and how she plans to proceed after graduation next year. She’s hinted her preference before, though I’d never heard her issue such a clear and decided opinion, backed up with the facts of her young lifetime of experience in both countries. I sat in the passenger seat, nodding my assent, in utter agreement with everything she said, our opinions perfectly aligned. But life’s complicated, messy and always truly incomplete. What we do rarely looks like what we think we should or want to do. Results vary.


I won’t tell anyone but Yumiko what Emily told me yesterday. It’s our family secret. Not because I normally keep secrets, but because this isn’t my secret to tell. Emily’s young life should not be constrained by her personal ideas carelessly expressed by her father. She’ll map her own way and share her own opinions, ideas and dreams with whomever she chooses. But now I know her heart and mind at twenty-two. And I will watch, cheer and support her from the sidelines now wherever she does proceed.





☀️ THE GOOD LIFE CREED ☀️

The Good Life Meditation serves as a daily compass, orienting me towards personal objectives and principles essential for a purposeful existence within an indifferent universe. Further your understanding of The Good Life by visiting my website, GoingAlone.org, or delve into my book Going Alone—hardcover recommended. Get a signed copy here. 📚✍️

🎯 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 🐢🧘‍♂️

8. Maintain Balance ⚖️

📜 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 0️⃣ 34. The Principle of Fun 🎉

35. Being Ready 🚀


🌄📚🚶‍♂️ Kurt Bell is a passionate explorer, dedicated family man, and author of books such as "Going Alone" and "No More Looking Out For Number One." Born in America in 1964, he integrates Stoic philosophy into his physical and philosophical journeys. Today's venture on The Path of Wildness embodies this harmonious blend of exploration and mindful living. While Kurt savors these moments and looks forward to future adventures, he remains ever prepared for life's end, ready to depart without a single backwards glance.


🌐 Website: https://goingalone.org

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My name is Kurt Bell


Learn more about The Good Life in my book Going Alone


Be safe... But not too safe.

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