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There are times when people want to get away from crowds and noise. There are times when people look for peace and solitude in the wild. And, there are times when few people who have been used to living among people and the clamour of the society choose to actually live like a hermit for some time. What’s the point of giving up your present lifestyle? What’s the point of isolating oneself? Aren’t human beings supposed to be a gregarious species that needs company of others? Here’s a great book review that attempts to bring out the point of such an escape.

http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2015/11/howard_axelrod_s_the_point_of_vanishing_reviewed.single.html

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