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☀️ The Good Life - 07/20/2023 - Six months alone

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

Six months. That’s how long Yumiko and I will be apart. Yumiko will have just half a year to establish our new life in Japan before I join her. Beginning from zero, she’ll do exactly what I did ten years ago when I came alone to America to break ground for our family’s new life here. I know the drill. Yumiko will need to open a bank account, get a driver’s license, buy a car, buy or rent us a house and then begin to establish a home. She’ll have practically nothing to start with, just the clothes in her suitcase, plus that old box of photos and memories which has followed us everywhere we’ve ever lived. She’ll have her freedom, and lots of free time alone to think. It’s a daunting challenge, much harder than it seems. As being alone with nothing in someplace new and disconnected, without an established routine and without our people and our pets is a little like being a castaway at sea, drifting and bobbing about in a rickety small boat very far beyond the sight of land—no ships, no connection and seemingly all alone. But then, one day, we spy some distant land on the horizon which is seemingly growing near, and we paddle towards it or maybe catch a lucky landward breeze. And soon there’s the surf, and then the shore, and our little boat is beached upon the warm sand, with a green forest beyond—sounds of life and fresh water flowing—and there, soon, our people are coming down the beach to join us. We’ve arrived. We’ve begun life again. That was indeed hard. But not impossible, fun in fact—and not nearly as bad as our fears may have first led us to believe.


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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