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The Good Life - 11/26/2022 - Death of the party

I kinda blew it last night. I spoiled the fun a little at Emily’s twenty-second birthday party—happy birthday, sweetie!—after wearing myself out during the day with way too much physical activity. I wasn’t sullen or moody, but just not myself, as I sat before my sushi utterly spent and exhausted. It was a good time though, with great food, and our family’s second party in two days, including our Japanese Thanksgiving feast the night before. So, note to self: go easy on the physical activity the day before an evening party, especially if you’ve been partying the night before—you’re not a young man anymore and you need to keep something in reserve to last the full day. And stock your mind with topics of easy conversation, like religion, politics and finance, to use when you’ve run out of things to say.

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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