On the Virtues of Being a Hermit

Cogito Ergo Scribo
8 min readSep 22, 2023
a hermit in the woods.

What is the one question, after — “How old are you?” — that every kid gets, from strangers and familiars, blasted from every direction and every corner at every kid in every queue, on every street corner, anywhere a toddler or young kid comes across an adult who does not know them or who hasn’t seen them in awhile?

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

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