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Comfy NEET/Hikikomori Thread
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Comfy NEET/Hikikomori Thread

1 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-18 13:39
This thread is for hikikomori and NEETs to discuss personal issues regarding the NEET lifestyle.

NEET (Not In Education Employment Or Training)

The Japanese Ministry of Health, defines hikikomori as people who refuse to leave their parents' house, do not work or go to school and isolate themselves away from society and family in a single room for a period of 6 months or more.

If you are not a NEET or hikikomori don't post in this thread.
2 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-21 13:06
I used to be a NEET, and sometimes I really miss it. Being able to go where you want and do what you want (as long as it doesn't cost any money) is a very nice feeling. I would often explore the woods around my town. If I had some spare change, I'd buy a beer to drink during my wanderings. Sometimes I'd find someplace quiet and just sit and read.
But all that was years ago now. I finally feel like my "normal" adult life might be coming together into something I can enjoy.
3 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-22 02:05
>>2

How do people like you do it? How do people like you get out of bed everyday to go to work and then when the day is over go back home only to repeat the same thing the next day? Personally i think i would be very depressed from doing that.
4 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-22 04:20
>>3
It's just as depressing (or maybe more so) to get up every day and do hikki shit like browse imageboards.
I suppose you're just trading one source of depression and anxiety for another. But I've been working for a few years now, and I've made some good friends that I look forward to seeing every day. They're what make it worth it.
5 Name: Paperplane : 2021-10-22 07:34
>>3
From what I gathered by browsing imageboards for over 10 years now NEETs don't really have the most diverse day to day life either. I'd say depending on the job, it will be more interesting and engaging than staying inside all day browsing the same sites all day. Many NEETs complain about video game fatigue too because they don't get stimulated by vidya anymore but some are just fine with that and could NEET until the end of their days.

I personally NEETed for a year after school until my dad threatened to kick me out if I woulnd't start looking for something to do in life. My sleep schedule was all over the place, going to bed when he was ready to leave for work. I wouldn't leave my room for weeks, only come out to eat. Everyone around me started studying something already while I wasn't sure what to do and I just ran away from the question. I wasn't really uncomfortable with the situation itself though, it was more the thought of being left behind and disappointing my father that eventually drove to pull myself together.
For me the best thing was to get a job that was very easy so I can afford a comfy lifestyle but don't have to slave away with overtime or some physically taxing job. Just a mid range office job with an average pay and few responsibilities. Since the lockdowns of March 2020 I've been working from home, oftentimes just sitting in my bed with two laptops, one is streaming youtube videos or anime and on the other is for work and I only left my place once a week for groceries which comes pretty close to my NEETlifestyle.

For me I think I would like having 1 NEET year followed by one work year and then repeat. Then it would never get boring, you had money to spend in your NEET year to actually do stuff and once it would start to bore you you could come back to work.

Uh sorry for violating the thread rules btw.
6 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-23 08:03
>>5
game fatigue
Funny, these guys are complaining about losing interest in games and ask what to do about it instead of just letting it go and do other things with their lives. Crazy world.
7 Name: Paperplane : 2021-10-23 08:59
>>6
Hm? I think it's understandable to be sad about losing passion for something you used to enjoy a lot. Nothing crazy about being human.
9 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-23 22:00
>>7
Maybe because for me the line between "passion" and "addiction" was so thin. I'm happy that I no longer need games and can use my time for other hobbies that are more rewarding.
10 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-24 11:15
>>9
And what might these new hobbies of yours be?
11 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-25 07:00
>>10
Realistic drawing and painting is one thing I've put a lot of time and effort into lately. I've met some new people through workshops and painting courses. It's the kind of hobby that feels a bit intimidating at first but if you decide to put in the hours, you'd be amazed at what you can do.
12 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-25 07:24
If there's something you love at the age of 18 and you're still passionate about it at the age of 28, that is almost certainly "your thing."

Don't hesitate. Accept yourself and the consequences of being who you are, and you'll be happier by the time you're 38.
15 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-26 02:56
>>14
But if you have that little motivation how are you gonna commit a good enough crime to get put away for life.
16 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-26 03:33
hate speech, technology misuse and being a dissident can all easily get a life sentence depending on where you live
17 Name: Anonymous : 2021-10-26 08:22
>>15 good point
>>16
18 Name: Anonymous : 2021-11-09 19:12
I'm afraid there is nothing comfy about being a hikikomori. I have a certain feeling of dread.
19 Name: Anonymous : 2021-11-16 03:00
>>18

Can relate.

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