Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The Forest Life in the USA (video)

Video Journalist: Sky Dylan-Robbins; Pat Macpherson, Crystal Q. (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly

The Wild Route: Leaving Work and Home for a Forest Life
(NBC Left Field, Jan. 3, 2018) Deep in a forest in North Carolina lies a community of people who've left their jobs, given up their cell phones, and seceded. A former cybersecurity official, an engineer, a woman and her wild blue-eyed 8-year-old...the inhabitants of Wild Roots, as they call this place, are disillusioned with the ways of the modern world and react by living with, and off, the earth. They pickle slaughtered bear meat, harvest chestnuts and, during the summer, bathe naked in a nearby stream. Yet, every so often, they venture into town to check in. Are they happy? Are they lonely? Are we living in the real world, or are they?

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