North Pond was believed to be a myth, but after 27 years after living in the wilderness, the Maine hermit lived In a makeshift camp and was caught red handed and arrested. It seems like the plot of a movie, but this is what happens to Christopher Knight, 47, who had not held a conversation with other people for almost 30 years but, managed to commit thousands of burglaries, his only social contact during 30 decades.
Christopher was arrested in 2013 and some residents have declared they were aware of the North Pond and other residents had never heard about him before. He lived in the woods, inside a tend covered by tarps between the trees. He had propane cooking stoves and a battery run radio with him. He sustained himself by feeding on stolen food from cottages from the Pine Tree Camp where the warden set up a surveillance alarm.
In an interview with NG, he declared that he has always been too shy and human interactions were too complicated for him, so he decided to get into the woods and his family never called the police. His solitude was rigid and he stole only to keep on living, walking through the woods in silent when it was dark.
A lot has been said, lately, regarding the subject of gender equality in the workplace. In fact, gender equality is one of the most important issues of our world today. Even though there has been a notorious development on women’s rights during the last sixty years or so, women still struggle with problems due to the fact of their gender. The thing is that, due to the fact that the law applies the same to every individual despite if they are male or female, it’s sometimes difficult to identify these problems in a workplace.
However, women face issues as less salary for the same position as a man and, less credibility when it comes to a promotion or a deserved increase of benefits within a company. As crazy as it sounds to some people, there are still a lot of behaviors that affect negatively women in every space they may be. Luckily, there is a whole movement of people who encourage social change in order to solve these problems for women in particular and humanity in general.
Also, it is important to note that these issues do not only affect women. In fact, it is a men”s problem too. For example, maternity leave should be the same for both genders.