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The Good Life - 11/03/2022 - Old in the bones

My head is back above water now, and I can see the shore roughly a quarter-mile away. The coast here is another alien place, this time with a long sandy beach, heavy breakers crashing loudly and a strong onshore wind bending the shoreline trees away from the sea. I can’t see the natives yet, though I know they are there and behaving as they will. If I swim hard now I should pass through the surf and reach the sand before sundown. There’s a few strange, cold and confused nights ahead now, though I know Yumiko will be there to meet me—she always reaches shore first—and we will together soon make and procure fire, warmth, food, comfort and a new routine to call our own. This alien shore will soon be our home, with the wind and the waves and the salt air and the bending trees. Home that is, until we together again decide it’s once more time to swim.

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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