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☀️ The Good Life - 07/15/2023 - Reading ahead

Updated: Oct 19, 2023


I listened to a podcast (link in comments) yesterday, by a thirty-something year old American man living in Shizuoka Japan, a young father, wondering if he should return his family to America. What’s more, he did his thinking aloud, while strolling through the peaceful Shizuoka countryside. I tried to recognize the mountains and landscape around him, attempting to identify just where in Shizuoka he was; but I couldn’t quite pick it out. His reasons for wanting to leave were some of the same reasons I once felt; namely, a desire to not miss out on the challenge of life in America, wanting a gainful career, and wanting to show his kid another world, and desiring the struggle of attempting to succeed in a place where opportunity, costs and competition are eye-wateringly fierce, and to be immersed in the confused and thrilling upset and fascinating melee of the modern American way. Watching and hearing that young husband and father speak like he did, from Shizuoka no less, felt like seeing myself again. I could have easily made—and probably did make—a similar video around age 45, when I was thinking and feeling the same way. But now, I’m on the other side. I did leave, and I brought my family along, and I watched his video like a man who’s already read ahead to the end of the book… I’ve seen how the story might end, and I thought a lot about what I might say in response—and prudence dictates I keep my mouth largely shut…





☀️ 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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