Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Distraction

The human project is the occupation of attention until we’ve run out of time, death arrives, and we’re no longer forced to perceive. Indifference is the thing we do not … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

To my daughter: finding the edge of the universe

The edge of your universe isn’t far. You were there that day you led me back across the empty black desert. Did you know you were so far then?You’d certainly have realized if you’d gone alone; though the thought of you by yourself in that place scares me.

March 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Responsibility and necessity´╗┐

Society bears down with a crushing weight of responsibility, while the wild bears down with the weight of necessity. The consequence of failure in the first circumstance may be destitution … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Biology’s fierce mandate

Our genetic inertia propels us towards ends we rarely consider: sex, love, marriage and even Jesus proclaim our mute acceptance of responsibility to the survival of our species. Our blind … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

To my daughter: on the use of time

What should I tell my child on the use of time? Should I caution her simply to be mindful of its passing? To measure each moment with her attentions, and keep busy with the application of sober utility?

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

My tribe

My tribe are those who currently stand among brambles, wondering how they got there, bleeding a bit from the thorns, observing no trail back. Perhaps a book like Walden sent … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Standing on the beach while gazing at the sea

My poverty cannot withstand the price of so much good fortune. Learn more about my personal philosophy The Good Life Visit my main YouTube channel Find me elsewhere Send me … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Stoic prayer

How might I become impervious to well-being, develop an immunity to good fortune, and make the good life a reality despite every blessing. Learn more about my personal philosophy The … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inheritence

I was asked today by a friend about my thoughts on the topic of worthwhile employ. Should the best occupation yield leisure and option to my heirs? Provide a catapult … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Purpose

We awake! Our fresh senses alive and new and electric with perception. At once we begin our locomotion; stepping and grabbing and speaking. We’re never lost, not for a moment, … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · Leave a comment