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☀️ The Good Life - 05/29/2023 - Ready for “I do”

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

I’m nervous about today. Today’s the darn day. The day we might decide to buy that old house in Japan. Picking a place to buy now feels like selecting a spouse. Are they the one? What kind of life could we have together? And are we really ready now to say “I do.”?

Yumiko and I are still having fun looking. Finding properties and comparing notes, making spreadsheets and imaging our life together in this community or that. How far to the nearest grocery store? Is that a stream out back? It’s great fun to search, imagine and dream! And we’re in no hurry. After all, if we buy now then the house will sit empty for a year collecting big spiders and ghosts.

Plus, how do we do this from abroad? We are here and the house is there? Maybe we’ll need to jump on a plane to stamp or sign papers? So much to understand and figure out. This is no small or easy thing to do.

But these issues are nothing… Yumiko and I are still buoyant after all. We still float. We can still bob upon the surface long enough to pull off at least one more big life switcheroo. That’s the trick after all—to just keep on swimming. To never stop treading water, new water in particular. To swim in all seven seas, every day and all at once. Gently is fine. As there is no hurry. This swim was never a race. Just never stop. And Yumiko and I have never stopped. Not once. We can do it. We can still swim together to that distant island out there in the sea.

I think we are truly ready now to say “I do.”


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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