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The Good Life - 08/05/2023 - Becoming simply fit

Five weeks. It’s been five weeks of daily swimming after work. Yet, my body doesn’t seem to care very much about my efforts. Sure, the gut is largely gone. And my muscles have become taut and tone, and my skin has browned and become well seasoned with ocean salt—yet that’s it, nothing special, I can’t seem to progress much further than simply “fit”. And that’s fine, better actually. As it’s good to be beyond the pale of any need or interest in being anything more than simply fit. Such a simple and humble desire. Just to reach and keep a good weight. To stay flexible, with good range of motion. To walk without too much pain and to be able to sit straight in my chair and stay calm all day long. To eat very little and always something good. Such simple things, never quite attainable when I was young—now simply part and parcel of the more deliberate effort of enjoying and making the best of becoming old.

#GoingAlone #AlwaysReadyToDie

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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