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☀️ The Good Life - 08/04/2023 - Hovering over the Send button

Updated: Oct 19, 2023


It was 8:05 PM yesterday as my mouse cursor hovered over the Send button. I paused, and took a deep breath. This was it. My last big project is done, deployment complete, twenty months of hard work coming to a close with the sending of this final status email to the team. In a sense, my professional America mission is over—the big, personal reason I came here is done. Sure, I still have work to do. But nothing like this. My career now is essentially finished, over and done. I’ll still work hard—very hard, as I am incapable of giving anything less. I’m just built that way. My values simply never let me slack. But, I’m stepping back now. As it’s time for the younger folks to come forward and take the lead. And it’s right for me to stand aside. As these young coworkers have small families to support, and mortgages to pay, and ambitions to satisfy and fulfill. It’s their turn at bat in the lead, so they can climb the ladder and feel good about their work and bring home the bacon and one day themselves get to be done. And maybe, one future evening, they’ll hover over their own Send buttons at 8:05 PM, at the seeming end of their own long and winding careers; paused to enjoy the moment, and savor for some seconds the deep and fulfilling sense of a work life near its close, and to turn thoughts and planning towards whatever life might be next.





☀️ 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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