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The Good Life - 11/22/2022 - I’m no Spartan *

Updated: Nov 23, 2022

It was a rough day yesterday, though I did not let that prevent me from being productive at work. I’m sick. Not so sick I need a day off, but sick enough to slow my stride, dull my thinking and keep me out of the sea for a day. Though I did go to the shore at lunch to gaze at huge waves crashing with cavernous hollow barrels at the north side of the pier. I wanted to go in—though I know that the medicine of a cold ocean swim is not for the ill.

Now, it’s 4:00 AM next day. I’m a little better, mostly thanks to the delicious nabe stew which Yumiko made for dinner last night. That did the trick with the first bite—no kidding, it really did, first bite! But I still feel ill. I’m still sick.

I’ll work again today. More medicine. As good work makes me feel right. Just like good living makes me feel “done” in the best sense of the word. Done, as is nothing important missed or forgot. Done, as in settled if not complete. Done, like a period at the end of the sentence which is today, with no promise at all of a another chance to write tomorrow.

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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