Hey there, i want to start a discussion / debate over NEET's, hikikomori's, hardcore Otaku, and hardcore nerds.
I'm talking about those who chose this lifestyle, not those who are forced to become NEET's due to economic problems.
I know of two hikikomori's. The first one barely ever come out of her house, hasn't left in 5 months, beyond texting that is the only talking she has with the outside world. Maybe the phone call once every few weeks. Stays in all the time playing video games, reading books and listening to music (favorite being Marylin Manson). She likes her lifestyle and doesn't want to change. I don't think she fears communicating with others.
The second one is a nice guy i know, he comes sometimes to the university, takes an exam or w/e. Talks to no-body (except myself on occasion) then goes straight home, watching anime and reading manga, not coming out ever to chill. I'm not sure if he wants this life style. I feel he might fear social interactions.
Two incredibly different type of people, both shut-ins, only thing in common is that they are both pretty well off financially.
Do you personally know anyone who fits the term hikikomori?
Have you ever had problems similar to it?
What do you think causes this problem? Is it mainly social?
This new phenomena has affected young adults all over the world, so lets ask people from every corner of the world.
So let's create a nice debate.