Or something more like "quite content with his job as a blacksmith"... Blacksmith, or maybe he's a private introvert guy who loves being a hunter and trapper and why not be happy alone doing what you love? He doesn't want to be in charge of so many peoples' welfare, he's good with just him, his horse, and his dog.
Developing character is essential in writing. A reader has to connect and understand a character, which happens when the writer creates a vivid portrait of the character. To do so, the writer has to understand and know more than just the physical characteristics.
Flannery O’Connor, “Whenever I’m asked why southern writers have a penchant for writing about freaks, I say it's because we're still able to recognize one.” Photo: Flannery in front of her self-portrait with a peacock / She died in 1964 from Lupus at age 39.
American illustrator Eloise Wilkin..She is remembered for illustrating the classic Little Golden Books. She used her own family as models for her characters..her art popped off pages in ways in which words were almost unnecessary. She passed away on October 4, 1987. With her pet pit bull.