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    Default The Strange & Curious Tale of the Last True Hermit

    For nearly thirty years, a phantom haunted the woods of Central Maine. Unseen and unknown, he lived in secret, creeping into homes in the dead of night and surviving on what he could steal. To the spooked locals, he became a legend—or maybe a myth. They wondered how he could possibly be real. Until one day last year, the hermit came out of the forest

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    Interesting read. I felt bad for the guy, he obviously has mental issues and belongs in a hospital, not a jail.
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    I think it is a theme of my personality around here that I am discontent with this world but mostly society as a whole. It is too hard to see the good in this world with the mainstream being what it is: a massive cult. I understand the human condition because of a very gnarly childhood and can completely understand why this guy would just checkout like this. I don't think he is mentaly ill, he knows the difference between right and wrong and he has a conscience so I don't think he should be in a hospital, I just think he is anti-social. Re-adjusting to society is going to be painful and likely will kill him eventually but maybe he will just figure out that he can suffer for 5 days of the week and then go batshit crazy on the weekends like the rest of us. There is always camping you know, Mr. Knight.
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    There is always camping you know, Mr. Knight.
    Fishing too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Interesting read. I felt bad for the guy, he obviously has mental issues and belongs in a hospital, not a jail.
    fascinating read
    putting a guy like that in a hospital is like sentencing him to HELL.

    I can't discount some Asberger-y symptoms, but I think society needs to understand and make room for those who are just different. i have relatives who moved to Alaska years ago when rural Ohio, then rural Utah, were too "developed" for them.

    some folks just like solitude and simple things

    that said, as much as I support his need and admire his ability to live on his own off the grid like that, the aspect of stealing everything you need does not go hand in hand with living off the land

    if he were truly the pioneer type, he should have learned to fish and hunt and trap and grow his own food.

    but for decades he stole everything he needed...right down to his underwear, and by doing so, took more than material possessions from his victims. He took their peace of mind..the very thing he was trying to preserve for himself.

    It's incredibly selfish especially considering that his victims left notes telling him that they would be willing to GIVE him anything he wanted if he just wouldn't break into their homes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    fascinating read
    putting a guy like that in a hospital is like sentencing him to HELL.
    Do you think it is worse than jail? Honestly curious, not trying to be contrarian.
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    yeah I do think it would be worse than jail for him

    for starters, in jail you get a sentence...7 months and out

    in the hospital, you have to "get better" to be released which would require him to take meds and talk to therapists at the least ( and in jail, he got it down to Thanks, yes, no, and Ok, I believe) This is the last guy who would want to participate in group therapy or talk thru his feelings with a therapist
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    But his sentence is years, right? Hospital he could possibly be out in months, but I see your point.

    I still feel bad for the dude, as I understand his feelings. I sometimes feel like getting in a fucking boat, finding an uninhabited island and just fishing and reading the rest of my life. The older I get, the less I like the human race and think its extermination is long overdue.
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