Titled The Legend of Mick Dodge of National Geographic, brought to light the incredible story of a modern Robinson Crusoe living on a mountain for 25 years, entirely as a hermit and away from the modern world. Mick Dodge was a man like all others who have worked in industry and lived in a British city with his family. A serious disease in the legs made him see life from another point of view.
I couldn’t even wear shoes and I had unbearable pain. I thought then that life in nature will cure my legs. Mick threw his shoes and for 25 years he stayed barefoot, healed the pain, at least to a large extent. His home are the trees and his food are the fruit and arrange to pass the cold winter in huts, collecting firewood to heat. Loneliness does not scare him, he learned to live on his own and spiritual food to him is more essential than chocolates or cookies.
He says, that his life just rolls with a few animals as friends. The anxiety of tomorrow, the survival in the city, the stress of modern life have left for good. Everyone should see the simple things around and not complex. Ourselves make our lives more difficult and more demanding, he adds stressing that there is no reason to leave the forest.
By Nicole P.