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 No.1715[Reply]

(The old thread was unstickied because it got bogged down with dead links and is difficult to navigate.)

New Rule: One post per service please! Duplicate ads may be deleted. This especially includes discord links. To make a permanent discord link, click on instant invite, go to advanced settings, and change the expire time to never.

Do you have a neat web community or chat group you'd like to invite people to? Maybe want to drop your messaging handle and strike up some conversations? Do it here.

Chat/community/personal ads are no longer allowed on the rest of the board.

Important Note: This doesn't mean that you can't talk about communities or chat groups. You could, for example, have a thread where you ask people about web communities they visit. You just can't open your thread with an advertisement.

EFFECTIVE 01/24/2017: DO NOT POST NON-PERMANENT DISCORD INVITES. DEAD LINKS ARE A NUISSANCE AND SHOULD NOT BE IN THIS THREAD. IF YOUR DISCORD LINK EXPIRES YOUR POST WILL BE DELETED AND YOU WILL RECEIVE A WARNING BAN.

Old thread (bumplocked): >>3
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 No.172[Reply]

Seeing as absolutely everyone misread the /hikki/ rules sticky and used it to draw apocalyptic conclusions about the death of all that was good about /n/, here's a less flippant sticky with less room for ambiguity, in the form of a Q&A. We've also made some concessions based on your feedback in thread >>13, which was moved to /sugg/ for being meta.

What is allowed on this board? What is its purpose?
On this board you can discuss and request or give advice regarding NEETism, Hikikomoriism, anxieties and social or mental issues arising from these conditions of living, and things closely related to these topics. If you're content with being a NEET at this stage in your life, that's ok, and you won't get in trouble for saying so. The board's primary focus is self-help and advice regarding these issues, and particularly help in escaping the NEET lifestyle, but this focus is not exclusive. Despite rumors, threads looking for help with suicidal feelings or drug addition are also allowed.

What is not allowed on this board?
* Encouraging others to become NEET.
* Attacking or discouraging others for being NEET.
* Giving or requesting advice on how to enter the NEET lifestyle.
* Encouraging or showcasing drug usage.
* Announcing your planned suicide. Call a hotline or something just don't do it here or it becomes my legal responsibility.
* Helping others to plan or commit suicide.
* Topics not related to the purpose of the board. Such topics will be moved.
* Intentionally breaking these rules or the global rules will still result in a warning or ban.
* Rule 6 is enforced more liberally on /hikki/. Users may be banned from /hikki/ for inflammatory remarks in cases which might not result in a ban on other boards.
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 No.4468[Reply]

positivity thread. only positivity is allowed in the positivity thread. there are other threads for non-positivity. only positivity in the positivity thread.
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 No.4488

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It's Saturday and I'm more than happy that I can relax for once and just watch stuff and shove candy in my mouth all day, I hope everyone is doing good too!

 No.4499

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bless you guys, hoping everyone who sees this has a good week and make sure to treat yourself to something special even if you don't think you deserve it

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>>4499
thank you, i really needed this right now

let's all take a warm bath and touch something soft

 No.4505

>a warm bath
I do this once a week. I just fill the tub and lay in there for about 2 hours. Sometimes I fall asleep and spend more than 3 hours in there. It is very relaxing and calming.

 No.4507

>>4505
that feel when I haven't had a warm bath in two years.
feels bad my juggalo sad woop woop



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 No.4199[Reply]

Any hikkis here figure out a way to make money without leaving your room and going outside??.
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 No.4480

>>4479
I will have to look into that. I rate your post as very helpful/10

 No.4481

>>4479
Would you say that job's on its way to being automated, is that a long ways off?

 No.4482

>>4481
honestly, it's hard to say. i don't know enough about the current state of speech recognition software to answer with any confidence. i will say that a lot of the work i do actually involves editing reports that have already been through speech recognition and whatever the company i work with uses isn't that great. there are people in the industry who seem to think that automation is a very long way off or even not possible for this field, but who knows. i do have a mild fear that one day i'll be replaced by a computer and then i'll have to get a real job or start taking my clothes off for money

 No.4495

I just signed up to work for Rev.com. It's a freelance transcription site where anyone can apply as a contractor; if your language skills are decent enough to pass the application, they assign you audio from customers and you will make between $0.40 to $0.65 per minute ($24 to $36 per hour) of audio you transcribe into text.

Of course, transcription takes time, and it took me like 10 minutes to work through and proofread a 2 minute audio clip for the application exam, so if I get the job I'll probably be making more like $5 an hour of work. You would make more over time if you get really good at it though.

It's definitely enough money to buy myself some food in a pinch.

 No.4506

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>>4495
and what were your results?

I'd not get my hopes up if you haven't gotten them yet, because I saw your reply and immediately signed up for myself an hour ago and just saw the results, I got rejected

I also signed up and got rejected by maxbounty

and if anyone was wondering I signed up with an upwork and freelancer account and never got any jobs, all these online money making schemes are either heavily oversaturated to the point to where they reject everybody, don't work, don't actually make you any money ($0.00000001 every hour or some shit), and or are scams and fakes



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 No.812[Reply]

what do you do when you are depressed?

OP cries under the bed
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 No.3059

Fantasize about suicide and watch Gintama.

 No.4500

when I'm depressed I like to bump dead threads without contributing to the discussion at all.

 No.4501

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Cry myself to sleep.

 No.4502

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I smoke weed and listen to music. Haven't cried much in the last years.

 No.4503

i try to pry the mirror off my bathroom wall, rip the pages of my journal, smoke too much, and alienate my friends



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 No.4490[Reply]

Is anyone here a hikki/neet because of a disability? Mental, physical, whatever.
I've always struggled during my youth due to mood swings + learning disability, and some terrible things happened during my tweens. My mental health was rapidly deteriorating in high school, so I didn't plan ahead for college or anything like that.
I got SSI 2 years ago for my ptsd, anxiety, dysthymia and bpd. I'm able to survive on it and still have money leftover related to my interests, but I feel so useless. Even if I wanted to work, I probably couldn't.
I just want to know if anyone else here has similar struggles. Or if anyone wants to vent about it.
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 No.4493

>>4492
lol keep projecting

 No.4494

>>4492
What is it called when bad parents blame their child's "bad behavior" on autism?

 No.4496

>>4490
desu I've got SAD and dyspraxia, both properly diagnosed, and I think a potential undiagnosed depressive disorder, and I'm neet but not hikki, and I think that they largely are responsible, and while I don't think I'm completely blameless, my SAD inhibits my ability to speak to people which is 99% of the reason you get or don't get a job, and the dyspraxia severely limits the work that I can do properly
I took counselling for about 3 years and have been on CBT for about 6 months, but I don't really know if it's improving me or not, and I'd like to improve, but I'm not certain I can
just venting I suppose

 No.4497

I have some depression but no official disabilit

 No.4498

>>4494
I also want to know if there is a word for this
t. "autist"



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 No.1133[Reply]

Curious: Would you describe yourself as more of a NEET, Hikikomori, or a very reclusive Freeter?
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 No.4153

>>1133
>Curious: Would you describe yourself as more of a NEET, Hikikomori, or a very reclusive Freeter?



Hikikomori been one for 10 years almost 11.

 No.4290

Neet I'd say. I go out every so often and try to better myself, but it's hard due to low self esteem. I don't work so I'm Def not a freeter. I'd love a job…

 No.4382

Freeter. I've never been a 'true hikikomori' (6 months) but I was NEET once. Making money to appease my parents and get some money for vidya and snacks, and just scraping by, luckily not fired yet for my incompetence

 No.4393

Right now I'm a freeter but I found this board when I was a NEET who had panic attacks just leaving the house. I was that way for over two years and barely left my room at all. It's the most depressed and awful I've ever felt in my life, no purpose or meaning to anything, sleeping all day staying up all night, days and then weeks blending together. Just a nightmare but I could not deal with people or the outside world at all because my anxiety was extreme and I had no medication or therapy at the time. I still feel awkward and uncomfortable out in public to this day and relate heavily to people here. I still spend most of my time in my room but I have a job and go to college now. I still deal with depression and anxiety daily but it doesn't consume me like when I was a NEET trapped in my head 24/7.

 No.4491

>>1148
Same. I have all my classes(at the moment) online though, so I'm still a hikikomori.



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 No.4454[Reply]

Has this board ever helped you, or were you only trolled or harassed? Also, should I be doing more to remove destructive users from this board?

Honestly, I hate where this board is going and I want to change something. Whether that's stricter rules, or more trigger-happy per-board bans for hooligans, or shutting down /hikki/ and telling everyone to go somewhere else, or even another board reset, is yet to be decided.

We didn't have a board like this at the beginning of the site; one of the admins added the original NEET board on their own some years back. I wonder if that was a mistake. /hikki/ was an attempt to scrub that board of the problems which are now, again, affecting it. I feel like nothing has really changed.

Is this just a place where depressed people simultaneously insult and validate each other's misery, while keeping each other down? Is it really doing more harm than good? Or, is it just a few bad users being disingenuous and drowning out what could have been a decent atmosphere? I wanted this board to be helpful but I'm not sure if that's what it's doing.

I want to hear what the people here think before I make a decision about the future of /hikki/. But, I can't let things keep going as they are now. Be honest, am I slacking off too much with the bans? Or is the problem with this place deeper than that?
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 No.4471

Alright, I will not destroy /hikki/. However, there seems to be a divide in opinion on whether or not there is anything to be done about it, so I'd like to hear more about that if anyone has specific ideas. Otherwise I'll continue to mostly leave it alone.

 No.4473

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>>4456
/hikki/ is a paradox in that's it's meant to help people out, while most of the people/userbase are people that seek help themselves
Basically what i'm saying is that's there's little established "i got out of NEETdom" userbase that posts aside from those shit bragging threads that get everyone angry. Even if there's these types of users (there is), they probably just want to hang out at /ot/ rather than /hikki/ because there's not much reason to try to help an userbase that is mostly static and Status Quo-y from what i've seen.

I don't know what can be done to prevent this, but imageboards generally feel depressing to browse, even when you are in the fun areas.
>>4456
>This board is the meat of ubuu along with ot
True, the activity has always been centered around /hikki/ and /ot/ before the YN:DD craze, because there is simply nothing left to discuss about YN. Yes, we could make that uboachan fangame (pls no) or do a fan update of Dickme Dicki but i think a lot of the userbase is centered and isolated in /hikki/ and /ot/ without any interaction with the rest of this site.
Plus it doesn't help that almost every ancient (named) user has sadly left.

 No.4474

>>4473
Well I like image boards. Also, any thread made outside of hikki and ot are probably also from regulars. Nobody who has been around for a while sticks to one part of ubuu only. Recent is the only page I check.

 No.4477

Ultimately, if you ask everyone on /hikki/ what they like about it and what it should be about, you're probably going to get a lot of conflicting answers, and there's not a great deal anyone can do about that. I myself just like to talk about the NEET/hikikomori lifestyle, and all it ensues, and with talk about being a keyword here. I don't want any armchair diagnostician trying to 'fix' me with the same old empty platitudes they always give
But that's just my thoughts on the matter

 No.4483

>>4454
I don't visit much anymore but I've met some of my closest friends from here.

This board has definitely helped me when I was down. There have been some pretty positive threads/posts about people improving their lives in the past which has given me some hope.

It's also nice to read about others in similar positions to your own and see how they are dealing with it.



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 No.2809[Reply]

Any long-term / no experience NEETs want to share their stories? Or just your existence.

>23

>never had a job
>barely got through school
>haven't left the house in 5 months, haven't left the house for an actual reason in over 2 years
>haven't had a social life in 5 years
>No traumatic past
>no medical issues / disabilities
>not rich / privileged enough to justify or explain it
>not poor / struggling enough to be without internet, food, warmth, privacy

I'm in a really weird and shitty place at the moment. I'm constantly guilty, suicidal, apathetic, angry, scared, lonely, antisocial, bored, tired, and in a state of malaise.

I'm physically and mentally able. I can work, I can think, I can deal with people. Yet I'm a parasite.
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 No.4383

>Take a chill pill and stop blaming other people for your problems. Just calm the fuck down and sign the papers
If this is your idea of a dissection, I want to press charges against you since your surgical ability is so poor you clearly have no proficiency in the slightest

 No.4384

>>4383
>quoting part of my post and implying that that was the entirety of what I said
If that's your idea of a response, I want to press charges against you because your ability to communicate is so poor, you clearly have no proficiency at it in the slightest.

 No.4400

>>2993
Go back to Reddit.

 No.4414

>NEET
>educated

 No.4415




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 No.4155[Reply]

To be hikkikomori is one of the highest forms of hedonism and selfishness. Especially if you rely on parents or flatmates for financial aid.

Some might contest that being a shut-in need isn't a conscious choice, that it's a result of environmental circumstances and mental illness, yet I still see people here who romanticise the lifestyle.

For a good few years, I have followed the culture of this board and others like it. I have seen the various IRC channels, discords and skype groups that have originated from this place, and I have come to the conclusion that this board ultimately promotes an anti-social attitude instead of discouraging and helping people abstain from it.

Most of you are lazy and are attempting to rationalise a piggish lifestyle.

Whaddaya think?
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 No.4194

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I kove how the guy snaps with the caps and how he barely manages to write coherent sentences, then calls us a laughing stock.

 No.4419

>>4170
Just because Asperger's is not in the DSM anymore, does not mean it is not a valid disorder. As research progresses symptoms for disorders get reevaluated and if necessary, as in the case of Asperger's, changed.

Asperger's now falls under Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and is more closely related to Social Communication Disorder (SCC). From what I understand, SCC is the more accurate diagnosis for those with symptoms of Asperger's in previous versions of the DSM, but since the classification is so new, there is not as much funding (think NEETbux) to people with that diagnosis, so they get diagnosed with Autism.

So yea, it's not right for you to ignore someone's diagnosis as their reason for being hiking just because the disorder isn't in the DSM. Things are alot more complicated than that.

https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/diagnosis/dsm-5-diagnostic-criteria

 No.4420

>>4419
> So yea, it's not right for you to ignore someone's diagnosis as their reason for being hiking just because the disorder isn't in the DSM. Things are alot more complicated than that.

That should be "reason for being hikki"

 No.4421

>>4419
Okay, fine. I realized that myself after making that post, but that split hair does not invalidate the rest of my post.

 No.4449

>>4419
AutismSpeaks is cancer. Try researching harder before spewing white noise. See ASAN for starters.



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