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The Good Life - 12/25/2022 - Merry Christmas

The old body is being a bit of a grump now on Christmas Day. The doctor confirmed my growing joint pain is arthritis, which feels more real and permanent with a doctor’s formal diagnosis. But my mind is good, mostly—just tired. But that’ll pass, and I’ll just ignore the arthritis while I still can. It’s good to get old though, and experience another holiday season passing. For with age comes a softening peace, borne of the now routine passage of time; it being another holiday season tomorrow, and yet another again the day after that. I’d better get up then and feed and walk the dogs, and enjoy Christmas with my family, and go to the beach for a swim, and read and enjoy my book, and have dinner and watch our show together with my wife, and then go to bed and sleep well hopefully to wake up tomorrow for another chance; day after day, holiday seasons again, years upon the years which might remain—never less than truly glad to be alive.

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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