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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-06-11 03:03 PM
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22. That was not issolation.
He may not have had people around, but he was surrounded by sensory stimulation.

He was not in a sensory deprivation environment.

He was not deprived of every possibility of exercise and movement, and he could move about and explore the area to his heart's content. He could write letters and communicate through letters to people all he wanted, which is communication, no matter how slow it might be.

And, having any pets as company does count as interactions. Anyone who has ever had pets and been close to their pets, knows that they can go a long way towards sustaining you emotionally in tough times. Even if the conversations are one-sided, you get a lot of unconditional support from them. They listen. They respond.

So, all in all, not a very apt analogy for real complete isolation.
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