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The Good Life - 06/01/2023 - Intervention *

Intervention! Yumiko and I were intervened, stopped in our tracks, prevented by our daughter from making a big mistake. I was sitting in the garden after work, strumming my guitar, waiting for Yumiko to finish her work so we could begin our evening together. My phone suddenly rang. It was Emily calling from Japan. “We need to talk” she said, as I walked indoors to include Yumiko in the conversation. “It’s about that house.” She was referring to the old haunted house Yumiko and I call the “Hirayama House” which we were probably then less than an hour away from deciding to buy. Emily’s call and timing were perfect, as she’s been at the house, and is visiting in the area now, this week, as she is staying with her family in Japan. “This isn’t the right place” she said, adding “Here’s why...” The things Emily told us made sense, and I watched my wife’s face as the decisiveness drained from us both, replaced instead with a look of relief of being saved by our daughter from our own folly and mistake. Later, during our evening walk with the dogs, Yumiko and I said our goodbyes to the Hirayama House and discussed our next steps, the resumption of our search, and the splendid pearls of wisdom shared with us by Emily, who took the time to ring us up just in the nick of time, to intervene and share her informed and on the ground opinion and perspective—to help us see the light.

Thank you, Emily. Our search continues.

#GoingAlone #PathOfWildness

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

#Stoic #Stoicism #StoicPhilosophy


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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