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The Good Life - 09/01/2023 - Commencement

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At work now everything seems like it’s coming to an end, which feels premature, as I still have fifteen months. I got a new project to work on yesterday. Not a huge project, but good size. I hope I can see it to the end. I was also taken off the lead role with another project and put in a position of support. I expected that to happen too. As it’s time for someone younger to drive. A coworker warned me yesterday not to go. She said I won’t know what to do with myself. I told her I’ll be right. She clearly did not believe me. That unsettled me a bit.

This is exactly how I remember my last year at university—it’s my daughter’s last year now, actually—as I wound up my last classes and began to wonder and worry about the “real” life after school. No one warned me then not to go, though I did often wish I could do have stayed. This is exactly the same feeling— The word “commencement” comes to mind.

#GoingAlone #PathOfWildness

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

8. 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 34. The Principle of Fun

35. Being Ready

#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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