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The Good Life - 11/27/2022 - Dull routine

I slept in this morning and my schedule is off. I’m half an hour behind on everything I normally do, and this is more than a little unsettling. Funny how a guy who doesn’t remain settled, nevertheless demands of himself a stable routine. That’s because my routine serves the function of addressing each day’s necessary actions: hygene, work, dog walk and feedings, shopping, meals and all the rest. With these necessities set to a schedule and rhythm, my mind is then free to wander above the fray, thinking as it does while my body performs chores; wondering to itself beyond routine, enjoying background musings while keeping home and hearth clean, tidy and kempt. Sleeping in unsettles this plan; the train arrives and departs the station too late, the passengers are unsettled the rest of the day, the schedule is shot. But that’s alright. It’s Sunday after all. A good day to play it by ear, practice going with the flow, worrying less about structure and routine…

Nah, that life isn’t for me. Give me lot’s of lives within a single life, with deep and abiding routine within each. I don’t want to spend my time thinking about boring stuff—let all that happen on auto-pilot, instead.

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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