Is Solitude Good for You?

Also from the NYT, Embracing a Life of Solitude, a look at extreme, off-the-grid, away-from-everything loner living.

His infrequent visitors would ask things like “What are you going to do if a coconut falls on your head?” — given that the nearest doctor was hundreds of miles away. “I said, ‘Oh my, if I think like that, I’ll never do anything.’ ”