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The Good Life - 07/29/2023 - Emily’s last year of school

Another semester of Emily’s school is paid for. One more to go, and then we’re done! We didn’t save enough for her college when she was little, and it’s been a challenge ever since the college fund ran out. But, we’re almost there! The finish line is now in sight. Emily even told us yesterday that she’d applied to graduate. It seems we’re really going to make it, and I can’t wait to watch Emily accepting her sheepskin. She’ll move into her new apartment soon, right across the street from school. It’s an upgrade from last year’s dorms, and a taste of what her soon adult independence will be like—cleaning, shopping and cooking her own meals and all that.

August then begins, in a sense, our last full year of direct parenting. After that, Yumiko and I are back to something resembling the simpler life we shared long ago when we first met. Back then, our lives were broad yet shallow. Now our lives are broad and very deep—and with depth comes still water, and a tranquility of sorts, and a gentle flowing that lasts for just an age before we one day round a corner to encounter the final rapids and falls which we all must someday meet. Until then, I’m going to do everything I can to just enjoy and savor the now gentle drifting currents and softer flow of age sixty and beyond. A welcome stillness and peace.

#GoingAlone #PrincipleOfFamily

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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