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The Good Life - 07/12/2023 - Old woman at the pharmacy

A woman spoke to me at the pharmacy yesterday. We were seated close to one another, waiting for our prescriptions to be called. The woman asked me how my day was going, though our small talk soon went rather deep. She was a psychiatrist, retired more than twenty years. She told me she’d spent her whole working life helping other people with their problems, yet in the end she couldn’t help herself. She told me old age was hard, and that she struggled with pain and depression, and that she’d never figured out what to do with her life after her career was done—twenty years of nothing to do. Her name was soon called, and then mine, and we spoke again as she walked past me—still in line—on her way to leave. I wished her well and she wished the same to me. She thanked me for listening and I thanked her for her past professional care and service to others, and I told her that I hoped for the best with her pain.

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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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