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The Good Life - 12/19/2022 - Facing Monday

Some Mondays… It takes effort sometimes for me to tackle a Monday in the way it deserves, or at least the in the way I choose to think a Monday deserves: seriously, and with fortitude and strong resolve. I do this by making a bee-line straight away when I start work at 6:30 AM towards the deep-end of the day, by tackling the most difficult task or challenge which needs to be faced, completed or performed. Then Monday looses it’s sharper teeth, and I discover and remember that I’m always up to any task a Monday holds—in fact, I’ve never known a Monday that I couldn’t beat, unless I was sick, but being ill isn’t failure or defeat…it’s falling down—and I always get back up after falling down. Sure, one day I’ll fall and not get back up, or not fully at least. But, I’m trying hard to be ready for that too—that coming Monday which will mark the beginning of the end. I only hope I’ll recognize when at last I’ve been truly beat; so I can retreat away to safety and let someone younger, stronger and better have their turn at facing Monday down.

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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