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☀️ The Good Life - 06/09/2023 - No longer very afraid *

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

I cannot remember the last time I couldn’t sleep. My nights have become like the nights of my youth. Hard asleep at bedtime and fast alert at dawn—with a dark and empty ocean of still rest in between. And I think I know why. It’s because of my decision, stated resolve and open planning of how I will begin living more deliberate days. A key element is not waiting. I’m not simply planning to read poetry, practice guitar, walk peacefully with my wife and dogs, enjoy a nice meal out on Sunday or any of the other things I wish to do after next year, but I’m doing all of these things now, filling my weeks with all the good stuff I imagine of our new life to come, not waiting ‘till tomorrow to start. And now I can sleep again. Sure, I’m still tired in the afternoon—I’m getting old after all. But it’s good to once more sleep and feel more rested at dawn.

Those nightmare years are like a storm now passed over and gone, roaring and growling and flashing faint lightning on the horizon behind. Sure, there are more storms ahead, some pretty bad ones it seems. But I’m ready, I think—let the rain and the wind and the big seas do their best. At least I’m no longer very afraid to get cold and tumbled and wet. I’m not even very afraid anymore to drown.

Looking back, my old fear seems so silly. But, I needed that fear then, my family was depending on me then to get so many important things right. But that’s done. I’m almost free to fail. And what a relief. For fail I will. I plan to fail now with splendor! I’ll soon fail at everything which is no longer important—and that, I think, is the reason I can once again sleep.


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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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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