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The Good Life - 12/14/2022 - Summoning my worry

I’m going in to work at the office today, which is something I stopped doing since moving to the beach. It’s a long commute to the desert—which is too bad, as I prefer working from work. I like my cubicle, and I like the feeling of being at the office; the sense of putting on the work day like a nice-fitting shirt, seeing my coworkers, hearing them talk and laugh and even getting upset sometimes in the surrounding cubicles. “You alright over there?” “I’m good, I just forgot to set up a meeting. Thanks for asking. Wanna go to lunch?” Working from home is certainly efficient. But, I don’t like it…feels too much like home.

Working from home is like having dessert with dinner, the two should be kept separate and with a little margin in between. Sweet following savory. Leisure after labor.

I make the work from home thing work though, and I will for a few more years. But I do relish days like today. When I get to actually go in to work, to sit up straight in my chair pounding out emails under strong fluorescent lights, wearing uncomfortable shoes while walking the halls briskly, smiling and saying hi to everyone I see, and today even the chance to attend our end-of-year party. Too bad I don’t have an ugly sweater to wear though… Next year, for sure! After all, I must make good use of these rarer days at the office. I must not waste or take them for granted—or forget my gratitude for the opportunity to belong.

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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