According to the man, there are other "good guys," but they are hiding from each other. What are the consequences of this way of thinking?
This indicates the man's awareness of the self-defeating nature of his own isolationism. He refuses to trust and is reluctant to communicate with anyone he meets on the road, especially if he encounters a group of people. This is eminently practical, and protects the man and the boy from "bad guys" who are dangerous. However, it also cuts them off from potential companions.
What does the man mean when he tells the boy, "What you put in your head is there forever"?
The man wants to...
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