Updated: 6 days ago
Ailments are starting to pile on now—as expected, I guess. I’ll need to take half a day off again today to go check something new out. There is an understood reason disease accumulates in old age. I remember learning about this in school. It has to do with the end of our reproductive years, when we become removed from the pool of genetic selection by virtue of the fact we are no longer strong candidates for making kids. Selection then can no longer reach us, and the diseases which only onset in old age are then passed successfully to the next generation by virtue of the fact that we manifest no symptoms until we are too old to count. It’s an interesting biological loophole as well as a seeming cull when the time is right. I guess I’d better get used to the fact that Yumiko and I have now entered this season of life. And I guess it really is a good idea for us to buy a house in Japan which is close to both a clinic and a hospital.
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 GoingAlone.org or by reading my book Going Alone.
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 34. The Principle of Fun
35. Being Ready
My name is Kurt Bell
Learn more about The Good Life in my book Going Alone
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