Thoreau was hardly ‘isolated’ at Walden Pond. His methods can still be used to guide focused productivity and deliberate social engagement. That’s still possible by utilizing tech tools correctly to increase quality of conversations.
From The New York Times on 2020 04 12
He used his semi-seclusion at Walden, which began in July 1845 and ended in September 1847, to pursue an intensive course in self-education, one that required undistracted reading. “Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written,” he wrote. The list he compiled was long, ambitious and culturally far-reaching, stretching from Classical Greece to Vedic India.