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☀️ The Good Life - 07/08/2023 - Ten months notice

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

Yesterday was a huge day for us. Yumiko told her boss that she’s leaving—in ten months, but that’ll go fast. Yumiko has a key role where she works and there’s nobody else there that knows her job, and the company will need the early notice to hire and train someone new. Yumiko had the talk with her boss just before quitting time, and then we left the house together immediately after in order to walk our dogs and talk as the sun went down. I asked Yumiko if changing lives is scary, and she said no. Me neither. It’s fun. Neither of us is scared about what we are going to do in giving up this life for something new. We’ve never been scared. Not even before we met in the eighties, as she came to America alone at nearly the very same time I went to Japan by myself, crossing paths somewhere over the Pacific Ocean, as we each went fearlessly to face some strange and different country and to see and learn whatever we could.

Maybe we should be scared, that’s our folly perhaps. Our experience though is that reincarnation before death always works out—always, even when it doesn’t work out it still works out, strange as that might sound… In fact, it’s sometimes when change doesn’t go well or come out as planned that things work out the very best of all. Imagine that! The real danger seems to be in missing the chance to experience and enjoy another fun, yet reasonable, life adventure before time runs out and we in fact become too old, too weak and too genuinely afraid for another go. That time is coming for us, soon. We both know it, which is the reason we are acting now, and not waiting another year or two to go. There’s simply no time left to wait. Because we think we’ve got at least one more Great Life Adventure in us before our active years of living are done, and we settle down at last wherever we wind up, to garden, and walk, and enjoy the last of whatever days remain before death takes us each away finally, and for good, and our story is then really, truly and completely, done.


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

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