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☀️ The Good Life - 08/27/2023 - A heavy poem *

Updated: Oct 19, 2023


The ocean has grown cold. Very cold. Cold like winter. It burns my head when I first get in. And it’s painful and a struggle to swim until everything goes numb and then I’m alright. Just two weeks back the water here in Huntington Beach was warm like Mexico. I could stay in for an hour then without getting chill. Now, its pins and needles and a popsicle headache. Now, I’ll need my resolve to continue going in each day, especially as the days are getting shorter and soon much cooler; and the beach is beginning to empty of people, and the lifeguards will soon be gone. I’ll be alone then again. Just me and the sea. And Angela. And Dale sometimes. And perhaps the Persian M.D.. But I’m resolved to go. I did it last year after all, straight through winter—November through January. And I can do it again! As long as I can remain healthy and able, then I will continue to go into the sea. I won’t pack it in just because of the cold. There’s simply not enough life left for delay or saving such important things for another day.





☀️ 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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