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The Good Life - 08/06/2023 - A good home for walking

I told Yumiko yesterday that I might walk across Japan; that I might just set out one day with my book and my good shoes and my new hat and walk out the door to go to the other side. I could begin at Shimizu, near where Mt. Fuji meets the sea, and just walk across the big island all the way to the other side; to then dip my feet in the Sea of Japan. I won’t bring a big backpack, or any special gear. I’ll just eat at restaurants along the way and sleep in whatever hotel I find when nighttime comes. And then I’ll come home someday on a train, or maybe I’ll walk back. I told Yumiko that I expect to do a whole lot of such walking in the future, both near and far, and I asked her to please find us a home in a community in Japan that’s a good place for walking. But then I remembered, everywhere in Japan is good for walking. Japan is a very good place to walk and to think—which are my two most favorite things in life to do.

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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

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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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