cultural myths and misery

John Schinnerer eco_living at
Sat Dec 8 17:41:13 EST 2001


--- Brent Ladd <laddb at> wrote:
> I have attempted this-- at least as close to a native lifestyle as I
> could attempt in
> this modern world. I spent over three years living in the bush as a
> "wildman"... 

Fascinating.  Thanks for posting this, and I plan to read your account.

It occurs to me that one thing you didn't have was a tribe or community
(if I understand your post, you were solo in this you feel
that would have made it less gruelling and more manageable, as it
presumably did for our distant forebears?

John Schinnerer, MA
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