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☀️ The Good Life - 07/28/2023 - Siberia at 116

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

It was 116 degrees at Siberia ghost town yesterday. A few years back, and I’d have felt a longing to be out there. No more... I don’t want to go. Thinking of that place now is like remembering the table at a restaurant where we’ve just departed; a good meal, a satisfying experience, but there’s no desire to return to sit among the dirty dishes and the ruins of our finished meal. There’s no looking back. And so it’s been with every chapter of my life with Yumiko, no looking back and no longing for what once was. That said, returning to America ten years ago, and now, our soon return to Japan, these do feel a little like going back—but they are not. This is not going back. We’ve simply changed too much to ever really go back. Japan is only suitable now because Yumiko, Emily and I have become new people after a decade away. America changed us. And now we’re ready again for a new and different life in Japan. We’re ready now to return.

Maybe someday I’ll be ready again to return to Siberia ghost town during mid-summer? Maybe when I’m seventy-years old, ten years from now—if I make it that far—I’ll come back to visit the United States and then drive alone out there to Siberia in August, in order to sit in my car with one window rolled down and the deadly heat pouring in. And I’ll look out and over the railroad tracks to the north, to the low Bristol Mountains out there where the Indifference haunts, and I’ll remember the decade of my fifties, my last strong decade, and the time when I did so often go alone to the desert to search, and how I eventually found, and then I came back, I came home, I FOUND home,—and then I no longer needed anything more out there to find.


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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