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  1. To the existing answers to the question, I will add that we have been working on the project “One in the Past” for two years now, and they recently released some video material.

    The essence of it was precisely that one person voluntarily went to live in isolation, in the conditions of everyday life of a person of the X century.

    I think that a search by name will quickly lead the author of the question to the desired project. ))

  2. If a person overcomes all the physical inconveniences associated with the absence of other people, they will face the psychological consequences of social isolation. He will experience his own loneliness and helplessness. The basic alarm level will be raised. Stress tolerance will decrease, which can lead to an increase in episodic diseases of the body and exacerbation of chronic ones. Hallucinations are likely to occur. Disorientation in time and space may occur. Time can be subjectively stretched or compressed.

    Evolutionary psychology relates the consequences of social isolation to the fact that humans are social animals whose need for contact with other members of the species is basic, no less important than the need for food and drink. The most disastrous thing is the lack of contact with people for children. Even if the child is provided with the necessary food, drink and good housing, in the absence of regular contact with an interested adult, the child develops neurological and psychological disorders that are difficult to correct later.

    Many studies show (see for example ERIN YORK CORNWELL and LINDA J. WAITE. Social Disconnectedness, Perceived Isolation, and Health among Older Adults // J Health Soc Behav. 2009 Mar; 50(1): 31-48), that the consequences of isolation depend not so much on the fact of isolation itself, but on the subjective assessment of isolation. One person feels completely isolated from society after missing their daily commute to work, while another feels similarly isolated after their first week at a polar station. Therefore, the effects of isolation in different people can be more or less pronounced.

    Some of the negative effects can be removed due to the favorable effects of nature or contact with tamed animals. The ability to talk to your pet as if it were another person, as well as maintain a dialogue with loved ones, for example, in the form of a diary and letters, even if without an answer, has a healing effect. Also, understanding the meaning of activities that require isolation, which occurs in people whose profession is associated with a long-term restriction of the social circle, can alleviate the consequences of isolation.

  3. I'm surprised you still haven't mentioned a great movie, one of my favorites is “Into the Wild.” It is based on real events, the main character left everything: family, school, money, etc. and went to live in nature. Following this story is incredibly interesting, so if you are interested in this question or just want to brighten up the evening, then I recommend viewing it.

  4. If a person has come to such a choice, then he is initially ready for such hardships, first of all: lack of communication, merging with nature, complete lack of outside help

  5. You can read Henry David Thoreau's autobiographical book “Walden, or Life in the Woods”, which tells about a similar experience of downshifting. In it, the author decides to retire to Lake Walden in Massachusetts for 2 years. Thoreau buys land, builds a small wooden house in a forest grove, tends his vegetable garden, reflects on the financial benefits of such a secluded lifestyle, and also shares thoughts about the America of that time. Of course, he had contacts with civilization – rare visitors, visits to a neighboring settlement for food and seeds for the garden-so it is impossible to talk about complete isolation. Nevertheless, the experience is quite interesting and easy to read, although the author's statements about contemporary society may seem somewhat arrogant and accusatory.

  6. That's Freudian nonsense. If a person does not have thinking, he will certainly be within the limits of Pavlov's reflexology and Freud's psychohistory. But a Buddhist monk will have something to do.

  7. I would like to try to live like this!Since childhood, I dreamed of living in a forester's house with a dog.so my mind must have gone crazy a long time ago..But I wonder why there is such a desire for privacy?

  8. Sasha Cherny found the answer to this question a hundred years ago:

    Into the woods! To the lakes and virgin fir trees!

    I will climb like a lynx on rough trunks.

    Tired of going through template panels

    And look at the tinted ladies!

    Bring me a crow of Swiss cheese,

    A stray goat has enough milk.

    If it gets cool and damp in the evening,

    I'll cover my sides with moss.

    There will be no newspaper articles or reports.

    You can lie down under a pine tree and howl a little,

    Or steal delicious-smelling honeycombs from a hollow tree,

    Or dig the ground out of boredom…

    And when winter comes — I won't rest against it:

    I will be hungry, sire, anemic and naked —

    And I'll go to the lieutenant, to my friend Glan:

    He has a free apartment and a table.

    And I'll say, ” Lieutenant! I am a Russian writer,

    I left the capital for the forest without a passport,

    I'm as tired as a dog, and-believe me, mate —

    How angry seven hundred alligators are!

    People in the city are dying like pathetic slugs,

    I wanted to save my old skin.

    Lieutenant! I was running from a meaningless life

    And I come to you on the way…”

    The wise Glan won't tell me anything about it,

    He'll bring me game, wine, and cottage cheese…

    Just let Glan tie me up thoroughly,

    Otherwise — I'll run to the city.

  9. If they are in Russia, they will not be able to pay all the necessary taxes, fees, and licenses. He will be put on the wanted list as a debtor. And when they find it, they'll put it away.

  10. It will be very bad for him. Morally, not everyone can stand it. It is no coincidence that one of the worst punishments for criminals since ancient Greece, and even earlier, was banishment from the tribe/city/polis. A person is a social being, and if you are not one of those unique people like Robinson Crusoe, I do not advise you to leave society for a long time, the roof will blow down for sure. But if you consciously make the decision to isolate yourself and go live in the woods, then to some extent you have already lost your mind.

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