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☀️ The Good Life - 08/09/2023 - Crossing America in a wagon

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

Yesterday’s decision was enormous. Choosing to give up my home when my wife and daughter leave next spring moves the dial forward half a year for the day my next Great Life Adventure begins. I have just nine months to prepare. I’ll need to get rid of almost everything. I’ll need to figure out how to live in a Prius with two dogs. I’ll need to buy camping gear and a tent to sleep in. I need to get Starlink and figure out how to use it. I’ll probably start my life on the road in the desert, maybe out at Siberia ghost town—a place where I thought my work was done. It’s familiar there. A good place to begin. Six months alone with my dogs wandering California living in a tent. This should be interesting.

In a way, such a nomadic life just before Japan feels like a journey to somewhere far and new—like a pioneer crossing America in a wagon, six months on the road to a new land and life. When I get there, I’ll be a new man. The person I am will once more die, like all the me I’ve been before, dead and gone and good riddance—always striving to improve. And when the journey is done, my six months are up, I’ll burn the wagon so there’s no going back, and get on a plane with my dogs to join my family someplace new. And then I’ll make myself again into what I hope will be a better me, in a new land, with a new life; but with the same woman I’ve been with all my life, and our two little dogs, and our memories—all the rest a smoldering ruin in a burned-up heap left behind in a life of nevermore. Just the way Yumiko and I like it.


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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My name is Kurt Bell

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