The Good Life - 11/25/2022 - Secret sauce
My body is giving me a break today. Fewer pains. And the brain seems more alert. It’s like driving an old car moving this body around all day. And I know things aren’t likely to get better. Though regular doses of sunlight and saltwater seem to help. I’m alright getting old though. And I like being almost sixty much better than being almost twenty or almost thirty. Back then, my goals were confused and uncertain—a mix of obligation and feigned ambition, the results being what they’ve been. Now, my main goal, after paying the bills each month, is simply virtue; where virtue is defined as seeking after the improved well-being of thinking creatures. And that’s easy to do with a sound moral basis and standards of good living. So, that’s what I’ll do moving soon into my sixth decade. I’ll continue tinkering with what’s right, and striving for what’s good and true and sound. And I’ll keep going to the beach, too—for that sunlight and saltwater which are the seeming secret sauce of my overall well-being.
#GoingAlone #TheGoodLife #PrincipleOfTime
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. And visit our Discord at: https://lnkd.in/gFgfGmY6
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
#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.