What is allowed on this board? What is its purpose?
On this board you can discuss and request or give advice regarding the Hikikomori lifestyle anxieties and social or mental issues arising from these conditions of living and also post general hikikomori discussion If you're content with being a hikikomori that's ok, and you won't get in trouble for saying so.
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WHAT Does HIKIKOMORI MEAN?
The term Hikikomori ひきこもり or 引きこもり is a Japanese word that when translated into English it means “pulling inward, being confined”,acute social withdrawal “) in context of a person the term refers to a shut-in who stays home and does not leave their room for very long periods usually for about 6 months or more.
WHAT IS A HIKIKOMORI?
Hikikomori is a social condition in which the affected individual isolates themselves away from society at home in their parents house in their room for a period exceeding six months . The Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare of Japan defines hikikomori as a condition in which the affected individuals refuse to leave their parents' house, and isolate themselves away from society and their family in their bedrooms for a period exceeding six months but is not directly caused by a physical condition or other psychological problem.
So A NEET?
Most hikikomori are neets and are supported by their parents or get money from the government however if you work or take classes online at home while still not going outside you are still a hikikomori but not a neet and a neet isn’t necessarily a hikikomori nor vice versa. You could be a hikikomori neet. But if you are a neet that does spend a moderate amount of time outside your house you are still a neet but you are not a hikikomori
DO HIKIKOMORI GO OUTSIDE?
Yes and no contrary to popular belief most hikikomori actually do go outside for example to buy food but are still completely isolated socially and spend nearly everyday or almost everyday at home in their rooms however some hikikomori live in extreme conditions and never leave the house at all.
AM I HIKIKOMORI IF I LEAVE THE HOUSE TO GO TO SCHOOL/WORK?
NO Going to your day job not socializing while out at work/school going home and staying in your room for the rest of the night is NOT AND DOES NOT MAKE YOU A Hikikomori being a hikikomori and a shy introverted person are not the same thing.
(Pretenders and normalfags will be banned).
DOES HIKIKOMORI EXIST OUTSIDE JAPAN?
Yes While initially a Japanese phenomenon, Hikikomori happens all around the world
IS HIKIKOMORI A MENTAL ILLNESS?
No Hikikomori is its own unique condition that is caused by factors other than mental or physical conditions such as social and societal pressure and while most Hikikomori are mentally ill mental illness is usually not the direct cause of the isolation hikikomori is a reaction to society's stress that is not caused by mental or physical conditions.
HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM A HIKIKOMORI?
The Hikikomori Diagnosis
1. Spending most of the day and nearly everyday confined to home,
2. A marked and persistent avoidance of social situations, and social relationships,
3. Social withdrawal symptoms causing significant functional impairment,
4. A duration of at least six months, and
5. No apparent physical or mental etiology to account for the social withdrawal symptoms.
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What games have you been playing recently /hikki/? What's the game you have put the most hours into?
what has your family's reaction been to you being a hikikomori? I've noticed my family almost stopped caring about my lifestyle entirely after I entered my late 20s.
Just like the suicide thread in the previous board. Share any struggles you might have regarding suicide, any past failed attempts and/or why do you think suicide may be the answer to all this you're going through.
I've been procrastinating/delaying my suicide plan for over 5 years now, partly because I'm scared of what comes after death as I cannot know for sure what will happen once I'm on the other side and this kind of scaring me and holding me back from killing myself. Maybe it's the survival instinct in the end? I attempted suicide for like 8 times in 3 years now and every-time I was saved by either a stranger or a family member and this didn't change my mindset or made me think less of it. The desire to eradicate this body, this existence is getting stronger day after day especially these days, but I'm still hesitating to actually go with it, as I still have somewhat of a brief feeling of hope that my ways might change in the future but then I rethink it and figure out that I'm in my early 20's now and still haven't done anything significant with my life, still trying to find a purpose, a motivation or maybe a dream to live for, meanwhile everyone my age around me is graduating college and passing through different phases with their lives, all while I'm still stuck in the no-purpose teenage-like kind of existentialism. It really gets very boring everyday and Idk what to do anymore.
Share your daily routine anons
I'm a little bit more productive these days and feeling good on the emotional and mental side, so I been waking up early in the morning and adjusting to my new plans for the remaining 6 months of this year.
>wake up at 5-7 am
>use face cleanser and wash teeth, make a hot cup of green tea
>planning my food for the day as I been doing OMAD for half a month now, seeing as it's easier to manage the meal and get my daily needed calories and proteins, instead of having to eat 3+ times a day
>go online, lurk shitchan /fit/ and watch some YT videos of the people I'm subbed to
>watch a movie
>5 PM. sit down to eat my daily meal
>7-8 PM. Meditate and do some relaxing techniques to chill down before heading to bed
>sleep at 9 PM max.
I've been thinking about adding a one hour working-out plan to my routine but I'm still kind of lazy and ain't able to go through with it, but it's getting better or at least I'm hoping it gets better and I actually manage to add an exercise plan to my day.
Also I live in a very negative environment inside my parents house and it's been drastically affecting my mental health far more than what isolation does to me and I'm really sick of it but I have no choice but try to relax as best as I can. Though it doesn't really work most of the time and I'm left with intense anger and anxiety that fucks up my whole routine for a good 5 days or so until I'm relaxed again and able to follow back with the routine I just wrote.
A continuation of the old thread on the old board. How far did you get before abandoning everything?
I was never able to finish my first year of high school before dropping out until I was forced in my early 20s to going to night school to get a diploma before cutting off everything completely.
well /hikki/, what is the best and worst incarnation of nhk? the light novel will always be better then both the anime and manga to me and the anime is worse then the manga.
fuckin nerds haha
you get hard from people laughing @ u?
>you can go outside
<that's fair I guess...
>you don't even have to be neet
<gettin' retarded here....
So you're a self hating faggot?
>you can't bully but can troll
Are you retarded?
>no helping with suicide
Redditor much? Stopped reading.
t. a 10+ year long neet with no social life
>offer to take my dad to the store
>offer to mow the back yard
>accomplish both of these and pick up some booze-clues
>somehow caused a fight between my parents by doing this
Anyone else feel like when they do something helpful it's somehow always counter productive?
I just wanted an excuse to buy some drinks.
Who wants to be my friend, You have to listen to this song on loop. I'm looking to leave the neonet with a netizen but shockingly they don't exist anymore, apparently. I assume most people have seen the neonet... umm.... wow yeah uuu boy. it's something I mean, oh boy yeah. I'm certainly not interested in it, there might be a netizen out there so if you want to be online and live and die together because life is very short yet I can only imagine the kind of asshole who'd want to subject themselves to.... I mean boy wow wowowowow gosh, jinkies! Things aren't looking so good for the net. mmmm, no not very. So if you're trying to hide away that'd be great, I just do stuff but it's hard when there's nothing else and as I say, you can go to these internet places but.... mmmmm you know dot dot dot..... mmmm hmhmhmmmmm mmm. Yeah. I don't know about that.
In other words the internet is real life and going to public internet places is a lot like going outside in real life, it's filled with the same people and interactions, you think the internet place you want to engage in is different than the anime meetup club on meetup.com you fucking stupid moron. Well surely I can stay inside on the internet and with my physical body as well, and die at some point. Well I don't know, we'll see yeah. Ultimately the choice is not up for debate but I can try and have been mmm. Maybe you do skills that'd be great to do things. If you actually have a brain I don't know, but even without a brain what's important is doing what I say. Because I like doing things, except now really because who cares, for who right. No one, is there anyone you want to impress with your piano skills. "well myself actually, I like hobbies yeah and there's no rush and all that yeah yeah." "I actually don't need to be doing anything I'm just here to consume and die don't you understand now give me my free money and stuff rawraawr." That's really a different topic, that's kind of, you're not a NEET if you live off someone. A NEET lives off his own power, a LEECH is what you are and you're gonna get peeled sooner or later. And that's not a threat that's a concern you need to find a way to live under your own power. Maybe I'll even accomplish that at some point, FUCKING idiots I'm maaaad. dummies.
Yes so the person who is going to come with me to abandon the cyber desert wasteland of pigfilth obviously you know, true otaku and all that, yeah don't be evil, that's actually the hardest trait to find the non-evil, yeah. So if you can be my friend you can submit below and maybe you can be my friend, that's all. Obviously there's much more. I blame men and women, mostly, but I understand that apparently that's all that there is so, but this has been well crafted enough I know it's been a long long time and I can't believe it either, the reality is the internet isn't fun I guess, or I don't know but yeah strange strange people nasty worthless "people." so submit that below and you know I'll see make sure you give a good case why I should be your friend and all that.
"DA TERM HIKIMORI SPELT AS SUCH IS A JAPANESE WORD MEANING-"
Holy fucking shit.