The Strange & Curious Tale Of The Last True Hermit

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"I did examine myself. Solitude did increase my perception. But here’s the tricky thing—when I applied my increased perception to myself, I lost my identity. With no audience, no one to perform for, I was just there. There was no need to define myself; I became irrelevant. The moon was the minute hand, the seasons the hour hand. I didn’t even have a name. I never felt lonely. To put it romantically: I was completely free."

Christopher Knight spent 27-years alone in a forest without talking to a single person. For Gentleman's Quarterly, Michael Finkel interviews the former hermit to find out what it was like.

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Written and curated by Inside Dev Editor Sheena Vasani, a freelance journalist based in California. Proficient in Javascript and Ruby. Got my start at Dev Bootcamp and Thinkful.

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