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☀️ The Good Life - 08/14/2023 - “I’m from Oklahoma”

Updated: Oct 19, 2023

I swam for a very long time in the ocean yesterday. Maybe an hour. There was a strong current sweeping the entire ocean left, and I fought against the current, against the entire leftward sway of the sea, swimming hard to the right, until I at last caught a very large wave and rode it all the way in to the sand. When I stood up, a man wading nearby said “hi!” and then asked me “does the sea here ever calm down?” I told him “no, not often” and that the sea here is usually brimming with strong energies every day of the year. The man said he was from Oklahoma, and that he’d never left Oklahoma his whole life. But here he was, wearing a swimsuit and wading in the sea at Huntington Beach in the middle of summer, and wearing a big smile like a happy boy. He was so very happy to be in the sea. We went back into the ocean together, not far out, just up to our waists. And we jumped together through some small waves and dove together below bigger waves still, laughing and having fun like a couple of kids. I went in to the beach later to towel off and rest. But before leaving to go home, I walked over to where the man from Oklahoma sat with his friends, he was still dripping from the sea while seated on the sand, drying in the warm summer breeze. I wished him well and offered my hope that he and his group might truly enjoy the rest of their time in California. His smile was unchanged, deep and abiding, like the grin of a happy boy, alive and truly enjoying these moments of his life.


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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