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  • They get sick of dealing with people and just want to be left alone
  • They're able to enjoy life by themselves. They may have had bad experiences with people and prefer to be alone. It could be shyness too.
  • alot of the times ,its a mental alienation from society/men, brought on by a wrong of man done to them....they may have no one to turn to or feel they have no one... some times, its just a slothful, unaccountable,irresponsible ,person.... sometimes they can be just be 'unfortunate' in their life....loss of family, home, job, etc. everything they lived for... never know..... now, Howard Hughes....he was very mentally deranged.....he turned inward solely because of mental issues....he was a 'sick' man.... some hermits are rich ..but not in LIFE..:)
  • It's easier being alone and not having to deal with nonsense of other people.
  • There's a million reasons. The obvious ones were mentioned already, being tired of people bullshit, or being depressed. But I also think people feel like their thoughts are so different from others, that they have to be by themselves for long periods of time just to wrap their mind around things. Also, I think some people feel like THEY are a danger to society and they need to be isolated without being in jail. And most commonly, I think people are like dogs in the sense that when they feel like they're sick or dying, they want to go and be by themselves, consciously or subconsciously, so people won't see them in their time of weakness.
  • Because of all the other people.
  • Paralyzing fear
  • "Hell is other people"-Jean-Paul Satre
  • Is it any wonder? I would sacrifice my life if it meant saving humanity, because I happen to think they're worth it. But expecting that sentiment to be returned would be ludicrous. I have a deep and abiding appreciation for all living things......but of all the animals in the world, the humans are the most difficult for me to love. +5
  • Sometimes its just easier to be alone than to deal with all the crap that comes with being social. When you are alone, you don't have to put on a mask to satisfy society. And yes there are a select few who don't have to do that to be accepted, but some people can't be who they really are, so they turn inward and away rather than put on a front.
  • Cuz' people suck lol.
  • L'enefer C'est les autres.
  • Different reasons. Fear being the big one, people begin to see the ugliness around them, they hear negative information, meet some negative nasty people, they may be depressed and just have no will to be a part of society anymore, etc. There are a lot of reasons people may become "hermits".
  • We become hermits when our tolerance for the stress of dealing with other people and the foolish things some people do becomes a slap in the face of our sensibilities. Ray Ramono describes dealing with family is like having your nose thumped. The closer they are the more that your nose gets thumped. The family of man is this way in my opinion. A thump every once in a while can be dealt with, but a constant barrage of them gets to be too much. I love my fellow man, but you don't have to like them to love them. this is the way I see it anyway.
  • because more often than not there is jack to do
  • Other people!
  • I used to be a hermit. After I graduated high school I would go weeks with out going outside. I just didn't want to deal with people, plus I was afraid of them. Actually I'm still afraid of people but I force my self to go to work and sometimes walk around downtown.
  • Well, they find their own company to be the best. They don't have to please anybody. They don't have to go anywhere. They do what they please when they please. But as the song goes, "I am a rock. I am an island. And a rock feels no pain. And an island never cries." ~ Simon&Garfunkel
  • Ever since pre-school (and before that I have bad memories of family), I was told off by adults and shunned from other children. In elementary, I only knew two things: 1. run (from others) 2. stay very still (they don't notice you) In middle school, having so much damage done (locks dropped on head, stuff knocked out of hands, called names, fights, etc.), I pretty well gave up. To get me to school, my ride would have to deal with me screaming to go back to the house and me getting in the car sobbing and cussing. I quickly learned all about suicide attempts. This soon just moved to self harm and not trying to do anything in school (from friendlyness to being on time to grades). I skipped my first year of high school by not leaving my house without force.
  • They are the smart ones. Life is only worth living for its simplicities.
  • Because of everyone else out there. I'm actually hiding from them in my room right now.
  • Many people are so disappointed and let down by the world and the people in it that they would rather not be any part of it and just be their own company. I know I've lost faith in humans and the world before and all I wanted to do was leave the planet and live on my own.
  • I've entered in to short periods of hermitage twice so far, not usually lasting more than a year. I do it because I just get tired of people and the unending social entropy of the current moment and having to keep up with the twisting kaleidoscope of politics and the world. It allows me to center myself, rid my life of so many distractions, and clam and quiet my mind. I'm better able to keep my mind out of the past or future excessively. It's hard for me to socialize as well, so hermitage is easier for me than it would be for many.
  • They are sick of society. I'm thought about hermitage a few times before, sure. Society sucks.
  • because society, and people in general suck. Or because society has caused them nothing but problems,and they want to avoid that.
  • Some of them are quite broke, barely making enough to make ends meet, so they stick themselves to a very simple, isolated life. They are probably afraid that if they go out, the car may break down and they won't be able to pay for an expensive auto repair job, or they can't afford to eat out. I have been there...done that...
  • I have no clue. I used to always be out with friends or doing whatever. My mom just saw me when I came home to take a shower and change clothes. Then I would be gone again. Then a custody dispute came about over my little sister. For some reason it changed me. I don't do that stuff anymore. I leave the house to go to school/work then come home. Its odd. I can't explain why or how...
  • My wife was a hermit - she liked to contemplate the transendant. Also she felt it gave her, oddly enough, a perspective that would benefit others.
  • It would obviously depend on how you define a hermit. However, most people who intentional alienate themselves form society have social or behavioral disorders.
  • at the moment I only go out to work and get food and im enjoying my own company being creative and living without distractions I love the peace and quiet and have been refurbishing my home plus I have a pile of books to teach myself music production amongst many other things+ I love to surf the web and be on my stunning computer.I see most people love to get drunk a lot on a daily basis where I live its chaos around town at night.
  • Because of other people. Human beings are the most disgusting thing ever to have happened to this planet, we're actually worse than roaches
  • Because the will not forgive, they forget to let go of excess baggage.
  • WITH OUR ECONOMY LIKE IT IS, ITS SAFER FOR SOME.
  • Because the world outside my door is crule and doesn't understand me, and causes me to question my own exsistance. After a lifetime of suicide attemmpts and self harm, i feel safe and question myself mo longer.
  • Wow! There are a lot of negative connotations in the minds of judgemental people who know nothing about being a hermit or why one might choose that life. Quite simply they turn into hermits because they CHOOSE to. Whether a conscious choice or simply the result of going with the flow of least resistance.
  • bad experiences

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