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The Good Life - 06/25/2023 - Tough boys

There is a group of youths I meet most afternoons now. Five or six teenage boys and a couple of young girls. They sit together near the beach with nothing to do—it’s summertime, they have nothing to do. They talk at—never to—me sometimes, just the boys do the talking, aggressive, challenging words. They don’t seem to mean it (though I know deep inside they do), and they sometimes seem surprised at what they say. I respond with neutral words and neutral tone. Yesterday, they ignored me like a ghost. One of the boys seeming distracted and distressed, his left sock red with what appeared to be dried blood. I spoke with Yumiko about them during our evening walk with the dogs, and enjoyed hearing the wise things she had to say, about such people, and such time of life as youth.

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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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