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☀️ The Good Life - 06/19/2023 - My surfing days are done *

Updated: Oct 19, 2023


I learned a few things about myself yesterday by surfing. First, I learned that I can become a surfer again if I want to. At age fifty-nine my body is still plenty fit and able to surf. And if I bought a board and a wetsuit and kept at it a few weeks then I’d soon be riding the Huntington Beach waves as well or possibly better than when I was twenty. That was a discovery I didn’t expect. What I expected instead was that my morning in the surf with Hiko would reveal just what an old man I’d really become. That didn’t happen. No very old man was revealed. I’m still strong and fit at my core, and I can surf well again if I want to. However, I do not want to.


There are so many other things I’d rather do than surf. And I’d rather spend my time doing things I’d rather do. So, now instead of watching the surfers from the beach and wishing I was there, I’ll say “Good for you, guys!” and “Nice ride!” and leave it at that. And then I’ll turn to attend to what’s important to me now, at this age and season of my life. And I’ll leave behind surfing, along with so many other things which simply no longer matter in my life. My dead things. My past lives that are over and done.





☀️ THE GOOD LIFE CREED ☀️

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, GoingAlone.org, 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.


🌐 Website: https://goingalone.org

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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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