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The Good Life - 12/10/2022 - A good day of work

A good night’s sleep. And I know why. It’s because I literally clobbered work yesterday. With just two meetings and a quiet email in-box I was able to focus hard on some different challenges, organize ahead of next week’s meetings, and align with leadership about next steps. Damn it feels good to get ahead, and my mind rewarded me with a good night’s rest.

Still, I’m dreaming of escape, my little fantasy farm in Japan, days which are my own, and an end to these weeks of running a race where I can now barely keep up. But I worry too what’ll happen to Yumiko and me when we no longer have any necessary reason to clobber the day and earn a good night’s rest. Maybe it’s time to refine our life purpose? With our kid grown and nearly gone we’ll each need something new and meaningful to wake up to and do each day, something more than gardening, books or leisure. I think we already know what that thing is—heaven knows we talk about it enough—so I guess the plan is there. Maybe I’m simply restless to begin.

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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