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The Good Life - 10/24/2022 - Very tired this morning *

Updated: Nov 23, 2022

It’s Monday again and I’m ready for another week of work. Alright, maybe I’m not as ready as I’d like to be… I’m pretty tired actually. This move is a lot of work, and it’s not yet done. It’s like pulling ourselves out of thick mud where the depth of our legs into the saturated ground depends upon how long we’ve remained in one place, how far we’ve allowed ourselves to sink in. That’s why estate sales perhaps, where the mud became so thick around the body that it could only be loosened by strangers and commerce after we’re dead; people we don’t know who come to mill through our house and go through our kitchen cupboard and bedroom drawers, to hold our possessions and offer another stranger a dollar for grandma’s Bible (true story, that’s how I got my King James Bible). I guess in the long run it’s sometimes easier to let death and strangers give us the liberty we either do not want or which we find too difficult or frightful to take for ourselves. But it sure is tough work extricating Yumiko and I from our own mud—even after just a year in one place.

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

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. Public Speaking 13. Temperance 14. Life Will Not Go Well 15. The Horror Show 16. That Which Must Be Borne 17. The Feast of Offal 18. Distraction 19. Agency and The Great Indifference 20. The Best Seat in the House 21. The Restless Man 22. The Path of Wildness 23. The Great Life Adventure 24. The Risk of Avoiding Risk 25. Sin and Damnation 26. Complete Oblivion 27. The Season of Philosophy 28. Bullseye Aim 29. The Uphill Climb 30. Arena and Utility 31. Nothing IS enough 32. The Principle of Fun


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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