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The modern hermit

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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.
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I lasted a few months in university but it was too much for me
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I had a psychotic break at 18 and while I've never had such a thing happen again the past 6 years, I've never fully recovered.
I think I will be a hikikomori for the rest of my life. I am so terrified of the outdoors.
I dropped out of high school then was a hikki for about 6 years. Then I went back to trade school and got a diploma, been working since.

I don't tell people for obvious reasons but I feel like I can on here. Initially the only reason I started the process of stopping being a hikki was to make my parents feel like I was getting my life back on track, and I was planning on killing myself as soon as they died. At least they would have gone to their graves without being ashamed of their useless son.

It's been a while since then though and I just kept up the charade then I finished school and found myself at a well paying job and bought a house. I'm not suicidal anymore. These days I'm basically an employed hikki since they're having us work from home for the foreseeable future. I go out once or so a month to stock up on groceries and don't leave my land. I have stuff I have to do in my yard every so often so I don't consider myself a hikki but I'm not far from it these days. I work, play video games and watch anime and that's my life. Could be worse.
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you are an ex-hikki at best let's be real here
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Yeah I don't consider myself one anymore, but is there anything that states that a hikki can't have income without leaving their domicile? Not hikki-neet, just hikki.
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>t is there anything that states that a hikki can't have income without leaving their domicile? Not hikki-neet, just hikki.

>The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare defines hikikomori as a condition in which the affected individuals 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 exceeding six months.[10] The psychiatrist Tamaki Saitō defines hikikomori as "a state that has become a problem by the late twenties, that involves cooping oneself up in one's own home and not participating in society for six months or longer, but that does not seem to have another psychological problem as its principal source".[

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