SWPaDon wrote:Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see where he had 'a quest to rejoin society'. I saw a man trying his best to get away from the government scrutiny.
If he doesn't give the 'appearance' of trying, he stands the risk of spending years in an insitution.
I hope I'm wrong, and he becomes a productive member of society, but I just don't see it happening.
I agree with the crux of your post. ..but how much government scrutiny could he have experienced by age 19 when he disappeared from society? We don't know the answer. Government scrutiny only came into play when he was caught breaking the law...just my opinion
And that was the point of my previous post ( and subsequently this one ). He is doing what he must to get out of jail, and the rehab programs to 'get away from government scrutiny'.
Time will tell, but I personally think he will disappear into the woods again once he is free. He wants to be alone, away from people and society.
I don't feel for the man at all. He spent 27 years or so stealing
from hard working people. He terrorized people.
If your house has ever been broken into, and the items you worked for were stolen, you will understand. It took me several years to get over being robbed (for the most part). I still look over my shoulder, and I still to this day look over my entire property as soon as I enter the driveway. I ckeck to make sure the door is still locked before I ever put the key into it. I still check every room upon entering my house after being gone (even if only gone for an hour).
My house was broken into in 1985. You never really get over it, that's why I say the the North Pond Hermit is a terrorist, and it's a proven fact that he is a theif.