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☀️ The Good Life - 05/27/2023 - Touring the farmhouse

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

I was up late last night to tour the outside of the farmhouse with Yumiko and her family. The experience was strange and tactile. Like lucid dreaming. Awake yet seemingly asleep. Yumiko and I huddled tight together on the sofa at midnight with our dogs, straining around the little screen on Yumiko’s phone, talking with our daughter and aunt Yoko as they walked outside the house showing us around. The place is exactly what we expected it would be, or rather exactly what Yumiko knew it would be, my dreamer’s mind painting falsity where truth does belong, a perennial issue of marriage to a man like me. To live here would require work. Not a lot. But some. But then, that’s what we’re after, a long-term project for our shared life after America.

During our tour we saw what’s left when a farming life is done. The shell and husk and outside of such a life. Everything personal being gone, the house and work-shed are empty. No belongings, no farm tools, no family altar or little gods in the eves. Living here would mean Yumiko and I must again build from scratch from the nothing we already do not posses. No issue there. As we are expert at beginning from zero—starting over being our preferred and ironic advantage at every stage of our shared life. And we could do that here. Start from scratch together at age sixty. The house faces south after all. An auspicious angle and degree. Good light for a garden or sitting mornings upon the stoop. A fine place and direction to start again.


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,, 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.

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