I'm another hermit and hope that I can remain one until I'm not here anymore. I'm very content as I am.I've been a hermit since 2013. I find it a lot less stressful to not have to be "on" for people anymore. I think it's because I spent most of my life taking care of someone else. When I go out to buy food, I'm actually glad to come home. I can go to bed without first cleaning up after someone else. I don't have to prepare for the next day either. Cats don't care, they get fed and are satisfied. They like my company too. Can't say that was always the case with the people in my life. Just glad I don't have to do for anyone anymore. It's liberating. I respect others who enjoy that sort of thing, but I don't miss it one bit.