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

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

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.


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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