Maine hermit returns to the world after 27 years in the woods, and this is what he thinks
The months in jail, and the prospect of trying to fit back into a society that he had abandoned was troublesome to Knight.
“I don’t know your world,” he told Finkel shortly before he was released from jail in November. “Only my world, and memories of the world before I went into the woods. What life is today? What is proper? I have to figure out how to live.” ....
“Sitting here in jail, I don’t like what I see in the society I’m about to enter,” Knight told Finkel. “I don’t think I’m going to fit in. It’s too loud. Too colorful. The lack of aesthetics. The crudeness. The inanities. The trivia.”
And eventually, Knight — who said he was never ill during the 27 years spent in the woods — shared his secret for survival in the Maine woods.
“Get enough sleep,” he told Finkel.
He's not the only one....
And then, of course, there's the massive looting by elite criminals and an brutal paramilitary force of armed and armored cops. And some wars.
But Knight's up in Maine, so he's missing out on some things.