Terry Waite was taken hostage in Beirut in the late 1980s, before ISIS, before smartphones, before the Internet as we know it. He endured a mock execution during the first year of his five-year captivity, which was spent mostly in solitary confine- ment. Years later, during a Q&A session, he was asked to identify the main thing he had learned from his ordeal.
The answer, came as a shock—it was not the excruciatingly hard-won appreciation for life and loved ones that one expects to hear. ‘Con- temporary humanity,’ declared Waite, ‘has lost the ability to engage in productive solitude.
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