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The Good Life - 12/23/2022 - Running down

The coffee was slow to kick in this morning, which is no big deal as it’s Friday and get to start work a half hour later than usual. That’s enough time for a longer, brisker walk in the dark with the dogs. That’ll wake me. And during the walk I’ll sort what work needs to be done today and prepare for action. But I’ll also prepare my emotions for the points I know will be hard: like writing that status report which needs details I don’t yet have; or the difficult email to a customer explaining why they must wait; or tacking a co-worker interpersonal challenge which is simply part of being human, but which I don’t know just yet how to resolve—and maybe can’t. I’m glad it’s Friday though, as I’m nearly out of steam and couldn’t do this well tomorrow if I had to.

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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