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

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.

#GoingAlone #GreatLifeAdventure

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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