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The Good Life - 12/20/2022 - When life is “done”

My life is "done" now when I complete these videos each morning. It’s interesting to me how ending these daily videos with the words “my life is done” is really starting to sink in. The challenges of work are less weighty when the real work of life—our decided work—is recognized as finished and complete. Personal problems are more ephemeral and fleeting when our deeper issues have been resolved and put away. And stress feels more like the soft pelting of gentle rain than the downpour of strain of a life seemingly impeded of achieving an unrealized end. I guess then that it’s good to know what we are about, to lay out clearly our criteria and terms for a well-lived life, and then to remind ourselves daily when these are achieved, that our life may then gladly be recognized as “done”—even when we still have yet another day to live.

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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