Do you prefer the company of a tree to that of people? Are you sick of hearing about bad politics, Queen Elizabeth, and gangs From New York to Idaho, bad jokes, crazy rap music blaring from one out of every five cars on the road, Martha Stewart, seeing lame TV advertisements, school, work, and all people in general? Do you want to get away constantly? Are you over with cars, cell phones, ipods, I-tunes, and whatever I-else? Do you find Disney, the governor of California, and your neighbors twelve kids, over rated? Do you dislike crowds? Maybe you have a special loathing for places like the mall or perhaps a special day, a day like Saturday; a day that everyone has off, to go out and about. This, for you, means a day to stay home away from that crazy annoying hustle and bustle. Do you enjoy the company of yourself…and that’s about all? Would you like nothing more than to enjoy the sounds of silence? Do you like the idea of being the only one within two hundred miles? Are you fascinated with nuns and monks?
According to www.dictionary.com, a hermit is a person that has withdrawn to a solitary place for a life of religious seclusion. A hermit can also be defined as anyone living in seclusion; recluse or a spiced molasses cookie often containing raisins or nuts. However, being a hermit isn’t a simple task. Before becoming a hermit or recommending hermitisum, you should understand the life-style and have concrete reasons. Living the life isn’t for everyone but many people have found it fulfilling. Perhaps, you were inspired by Thoreau, Noah Rondeau, or Robert the Hermit. Whatever the road to becoming a hermit, there are some things one should know and understand.
“To be, or not to be: that is the question” (Shakespeare). Why would anyone ever want to be a hermit? The answer to this incredible question varies. The word ‘Hermit’ comes from a Greek word signifying ‘dessert-dweller’. Becoming a hermit is a very personal endeavor. Most frequently it involves...