Moving quick this morning, I’ve got somewhere to go—working from the office in fact, a real treat these days. No, I’m not one for working from home. You can have it. Not for me. Give me my small, simple cubicle, please—the one by the office kitchen, with all the noise and the foot traffic and where I’m square in the middle of the human action. That’s a funny thing to want from a guy who wrote a book about going alone—but that’s the risk of judging a book by its cover or title, as #GoingAlone is only half the story—the other half being #TheGoodLife, which is the social life we build and develop after first going alone and discovering what is really important: people, culture, society, and virtue. And then we turn our lives around and come home from the deep desert wastes, back from Deep Water, home from the dry sands and volcano peaks beyond Siberia Ghost Town, home to the place and the people and family and the community we recognize as our own. And we then take up gladly the responsibility of all that is good and worthwhile towards these ends, towards making our lives useful in improving the well being of ourselves and others. So, it’s no wonder I’d rather work from work than work from home—as there’s no more phoning it in for me.
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 GoingAlone.org or by reading my book Going Alone. And visit our Discord at: https://lnkd.in/gFgfGmY6
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.