American Hikikomori

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I have a few nephews who display the symptoms of this...

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/t...r8f0gV3fCI

"Luca lives with his parents outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, though he might as well live anywhere. That’s because the only times the 21-year-old leaves his room is to buy Camels, which he smokes in his garage. Mostly he spends his time in his room posting on Reddit, gaming, and watching anime. He sleeps all day, wakes up at six in the evening, and pops Benadryl around nine in the morning so he can go back to sleep. He’s been reliving the same exact day — almost every day — for close to a decade.

All of this, he told me over Reddit DMs, started at age 12. He’d get so anxious in class that he’d forget how to swallow, so his mom let him take online classes instead. Eventually he dropped out of online high school, too. At 15, he discovered Welcome to the N.H.K. — an anime about a broadcasting company’s conspiracy to manufacture a generation of shut-ins — which provided Luca with a term that he felt gave a philosophical justification for the way he lives his life. “Instead of the world telling me to go to school and get a job, I quit school and decided to go on a personal rebellion,” he told me. “I learned of the term hikikomori and realized that was me and that was what I am.”..."
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(Feb 20, 2019 09:37 PM)Magical Realist Wrote: I have a few nephews who display the symptoms of this...

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/t...r8f0gV3fCI

"Luca lives with his parents outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, though he might as well live anywhere. That’s because the only times the 21-year-old leaves his room is to buy Camels, which he smokes in his garage. Mostly he spends his time in his room posting on Reddit, gaming, and watching anime. He sleeps all day, wakes up at six in the evening, and pops Benadryl around nine in the morning so he can go back to sleep. He’s been reliving the same exact day — almost every day — for close to a decade.

All of this, he told me over Reddit DMs, started at age 12. He’d get so anxious in class that he’d forget how to swallow, so his mom let him take online classes instead. Eventually he dropped out of online high school, too. At 15, he discovered Welcome to the N.H.K. — an anime about a broadcasting company’s conspiracy to manufacture a generation of shut-ins — which provided Luca with a term that he felt gave a philosophical justification for the way he lives his life. “Instead of the world telling me to go to school and get a job, I quit school and decided to go on a personal rebellion,” he told me. “I learned of the term hikikomori and realized that was me and that was what I am.”..."

I saw that. Did you see the estimate of incels?

Quote:University professor Simon DeDeo did some back-of-the-napkin math using U.S. census data to put the number of incels (the self-chosen name for “involuntary celibates,” young misogynists who gather online to commiserate at their lack of romantic or sexual attachment) at an estimated 700,000.
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(Feb 20, 2019 10:02 PM)Secular Sanity Wrote:
(Feb 20, 2019 09:37 PM)Magical Realist Wrote: I have a few nephews who display the symptoms of this...

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/t...r8f0gV3fCI

"Luca lives with his parents outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, though he might as well live anywhere. That’s because the only times the 21-year-old leaves his room is to buy Camels, which he smokes in his garage. Mostly he spends his time in his room posting on Reddit, gaming, and watching anime. He sleeps all day, wakes up at six in the evening, and pops Benadryl around nine in the morning so he can go back to sleep. He’s been reliving the same exact day — almost every day — for close to a decade.

All of this, he told me over Reddit DMs, started at age 12. He’d get so anxious in class that he’d forget how to swallow, so his mom let him take online classes instead. Eventually he dropped out of online high school, too. At 15, he discovered Welcome to the N.H.K. — an anime about a broadcasting company’s conspiracy to manufacture a generation of shut-ins — which provided Luca with a term that he felt gave a philosophical justification for the way he lives his life. “Instead of the world telling me to go to school and get a job, I quit school and decided to go on a personal rebellion,” he told me. “I learned of the term hikikomori and realized that was me and that was what I am.”..."

I saw that. Did you see the estimate of incels?

Quote:University professor Simon DeDeo did some back-of-the-napkin math using U.S. census data to put the number of incels (the self-chosen name for “involuntary celibates,” young misogynists who gather online to commiserate at their lack of romantic or sexual attachment) at an estimated 700,000.

That's not as much as I thought. Maybe I tend to overestimate it from the vocality of incels on the internet.
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It always pains me to see people find excuses to remain in their depression, and the culture cheers them on by saying ''you do you, bro''. He sounds clinically depressed, and it seems like his parents/guardians (this started at age 12, he said) enabled it. And now, he's 21 and completely lost his desire to find a way out.
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(Feb 20, 2019 09:37 PM)Magical Realist Wrote: I have a few nephews who display the symptoms of this...

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/02/t...r8f0gV3fCI

"Luca lives with his parents outside of Charlotte, North Carolina, though he might as well live anywhere. That’s because the only times the 21-year-old leaves his room is to buy Camels, which he smokes in his garage. Mostly he spends his time in his room posting on Reddit, gaming, and watching anime. He sleeps all day, wakes up at six in the evening, and pops Benadryl around nine in the morning so he can go back to sleep. He’s been reliving the same exact day — almost every day — for close to a decade.

All of this, he told me over Reddit DMs, started at age 12. He’d get so anxious in class that he’d forget how to swallow, so his mom let him take online classes instead. Eventually he dropped out of online high school, too. At 15, he discovered Welcome to the N.H.K. — an anime about a broadcasting company’s conspiracy to manufacture a generation of shut-ins — which provided Luca with a term that he felt gave a philosophical justification for the way he lives his life. “Instead of the world telling me to go to school and get a job, I quit school and decided to go on a personal rebellion,” he told me. “I learned of the term hikikomori and realized that was me and that was what I am.”..."


"symptoms "

can you list the symptoms you see them display and state their age and gender ? 
gender is not important for what their sexuality is, but for the overt forced conformity forced on them by others, parents, community school etc...
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Quote:That’s because the only times the 21-year-old leaves his room is to buy Camels, which he smokes in his garage. Mostly he spends his time in his room posting on Reddit, gaming, and watching anime. He sleeps all day, wakes up at six in the evening, and pops Benadryl around nine in the morning so he can go back to sleep. He’s been reliving the same exact day — almost every day — for close to a decade.

Don't know why Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock pops to mind. Aside from it being later in life when he became addicted to a special kind of gaming unit, he wasn't the wholly reclusive cyber-troglodyte type, either. Due to having to visit the casinos to obsessively play video poker non-stop through the night. Also had a girlfriend and visited bars during the brief intervals when the gambling machine wasn't maniacally consuming him.

He haunted Las Vegas like a vampire, gambling by night [video poker], sleeping by day — and taking Valium to keep the anxiety at bay. This was the surreal existence Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, 64, reportedly described in a court deposition taken four years before he ... shot his way into infamy ... the reclusive gambler lifted the veil a little on the life he led in the years before ...

At the height of his play in 2006, he testified, "I averaged 14 hours a day, 365 days a year. I'll gamble all night," he said. "I sleep during the day." Asked if he ever visited the hotel pool, Paddock replied, "I do not do sun."

Kallie Beig, who worked at the local Great Clips, told ... that she had cut his hair at least three times over the past three years. He smelled strongly of liquor each time. It was the all-night gambling, she said. He frequented Peggy Sue's, a popular bar in town, residents said. The bartenders and regulars said he was seldom without a drink. A neighbor said her husband saw Paddock at the bar frequently, and others said he and his girlfriend, Marilou Danley, were regulars at Friday night karaoke at Peggy Sue's — although it was Danley who liked to sing.

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