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/n/ has moved.

/n/ is locked. We're starting fresh at https://uboachan.net/hikki/ with some changes to the rules.

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crippling anxiety?

Hi everyone, long time lurker here. I don't normally like to talk, not even online, so this is a first for me. I've been a NEET for going on ten years now. I make myself feel better by saying that I'm taking care of my parents(helped both lose weight, cook them healthy meals, keep the house clean, take care of animals, ect), but I can't help but shake the feeling that I'm a waste of space if I don't have an income of my own.

I applied for a few jobs and I'm not qualified to stock shelves or putz around a movie theater, but I've gotten a call back for some grocery store. The thing is, I can't bring myself to answer the phone, I just start getting sick, I start crying, and panicking. I cried at the job interview I had years ago, and when I tried to get into school, I ended up crying and getting sick in the dean's office. I don't know what it is, I don't want to be some self-diagnosing jerk, but I think its some kind of anxiety issue that it's really keeping me from my goals. I feel like even if I did answer the phone, somehow got the job, I'd still blow it by breaking down in the middle of a supermarket.

Sorry it's so long to read. I just don't know what to do. I often consider suicide. Maybe I should try some freelance things online, just to get a small income? Did you or are you experiencing the same sort of anxiety? Did you cope, with or without drugs or therapy? How do you feel fulfilled?

Thanks for reading, all… I hope everyone's doing better than I am right now.
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questions for the NEETs

hi /n/, im curious about the NEETdom and wondering if you could answer some questions?

how long have you been a NEET?
was there a reason for you becoming a NEET?
what do you do all day?
what form of social interaction do you have, online and offline?
how often do you get outside, if at all?
do you live independently or with parents?
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Anyone else find their fetishes and sexual interests getting weirder and weirder the longer they spend isolated and NEET?

I've started shaving my legs and dressing as a girl, not really sure how it's got to this point
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How to recover from NEETdom?

Hi guys, I've posted a couple of my videos on hikikomoridom here before so hopefully you won't mind another one. I don't get many viewers so having some feedback from my fellow NEETs would be great.

Anyway the topic that's been on my mind is how to recover from being a NEET/hikikomori after years of living like this. This whole system seems so strongly geared against us with you needing references for even basic volunteering roles… It seems like if you don't already have friends/contacts/experience you're fucked.

Here's my video by the way:
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If I'm successful financially, I think I might create a NEET house, as a safe space where NEETs can move out of their parents house, become a virtuoso of what they're passionate about, and/or be counseled on how to actually succeed at life. Eventually though, they will have to either use what they've learned to get a job and move out, or contribute to the household (I suspect it'd mostly be the later, since it's the safer option).

What do you think? Can someone learn to not be a leech on society in an environment like this, or would this inevitably reinforce their dependence on others? Would you be comfortable moving to such a place full of NEET strangers, even if shit hit the fan?
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post itt if you are sickly as well as NEET

i got CFS/ME/SEID/whatever docs wanna call it, but basically im too tired to leave the house or even bed most of the time, and its not depression or anything mental

also get mad headaches, nausea, and dizziness from just standing up

also relevant is itt NO BULLYING ALLOWED!!
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What is your tragic backstory, /n/?
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u der aussies

Are any Australian disability support pensioners aboard this vessel? Curious as to your standard of living. I don't seek the pension, but want to know my options if a turn of events continues to hold me back. Been unemployed due to physical and mental health for the past year. All diagnosed, of course.
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Anime characters you connect with

Ever seen a character in anime that reminded you so much of yourself it was almost surreal?
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Chats & Communities Thread

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.

Please do not reply to ads in this thread.

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 post with an advertisement.
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An Hero Incorporated

What keeps us from killing ourselves? Don't get me wrong. I don't think everyone should do it. But what about those of us who truly have nothing left to strive for? If Waifus and anime are enough for you then more power to you. You're the lucky ones. But what about the rest of our wretched ilk? It's all downhill after a certain point.
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How can one live the NEET life? I just lost my job, I'm incredibly stressed, paranoid and depressed lately. I somehow do not qualify for unemployment because they won't count my last job (which would put me well over the 680 hour minimum hours you have to work to receive it). Since I lost my last job I've only been able to get a part time job as a security guard, I'm only working 7 hours on Mondays and 6 hours on Tuesdays. I have bills to pay and I haven't been paid yet (even though my first pay day was supposed to be last thursday). I'm a straight white male with no physical disabilities (maybe some mental, like my depression and anxiety, but from what I've heard, if you only have a couple mental disabilities like depression and anxiety, you might as well just not bother applying for SSI). I really don't want to move back in with my folks. I'm fucking 22 and it's pretty shameful to still be living with your folks at that age. Losing my last job has got to be the worst thing to happen to me thus far. There's not a day that goes by where I honestly don't want to kill myself ;_;

What do you guys do in order to pay the bills but still stay NEETs?

>pic slightly related
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So I'm about to be homeless and I've been a NEET for 8 years. My parents owe me $500 dollars that they stole from me before and as soon as they pay me I have to leave.

Has anyone else ever been in a similar situation? What did you do? Surprisingly I'm not all that worried. I want to hear your stories.
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Relatable characters thread?

Here's the main character from Welcome to the NHK.
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Internet Addiction

Would any of you consider yourself "addicted" to the Internet? And if so, is it something you're trying to get out of? I've put some tips and general advice into a video for YouTube, although I've probably missed some obvious tips. Got any ideas? I'm a recovering NEET and Internet addict myself by the way.

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What's your excuse for not significantly contributing to this world
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help pls ty

How does one become a neet in Canada?

I don't want to be a wageslave any longer and parents might kick me out.
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Any fellow NEETs that can't seem to appreciate nor take advantage of their situation?

I'm in my mid to late 20s and I've been living the NEET/shut-in/dweller lifestyle on and off since I was around 10 years old. This has caused me to miss many important developmental milestones, needless to say. I've never dated, never learned personal responsibilities such as driving and shopping for myself, never had a job that wasn't the result of nepotism , never socialized beyond grade school, never lived on my own and so forth. I believe there are many contributing factors to my current circumstances, such as childhood abuse (sexual, physical, verbal), emotional neglect and a host of mental and emotional issues including OCD, depression, social anxiety, ADHD (with assberger tendencies) and a particularly damning learning disorder (for good measure!).

Now, with the veiled resentment of family bearing down on me (I'm a 'burden'), the intrusive thoughts, maladaptive daydreaming, irrational fears and daily stress of knowing that with each passing hour my dreams and goals grow a little closer to the toilet, I can't seem to leverage my NEETdom to my advantage. I seem to be without any profitable natural gifts, let alone the emotional self-regulation required to study and acquire charlatan/guru skills, thus acquiring monies. If not used as a 'launching pad' from which to seek deliverance from my biggest internal obstacles, at least $$$ would serve to distract me from the misery of endless compulsive internet use and porn addiction…

All things considered, it would seem I'm forced to live as either a hobo/survivalist or grovel for the continued ('murican poverty level) financial assistance and housing provided by family.

Well, let's all whine about our similarly shitty situations and get a good hearty circle-jerk going! Or perhaps someone can offer me workable solutions to my problems and send me a Nigerian cash inheritance.
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What was your social class growing up, /n/? Has it changed since you became a NEET?

I grew up as low class and now I'm even more in poverty than before (I didn't think it was even possible)
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this the good life
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Family (wo)man or Single life?

Who here want's to leave their NEET life behind, get a job, find a wife, and raise a family?

for me it's one of my goals, but I feel like in today's society it's almost impossible, too much degeneracy is running rampant and society has lost it's way, now it's all about consuming garbage that corporations, government, and media throw out there.

there's no more tradition where I live, no more strong religious bonds, and honestly there isn't hasn't been a community for a while here and I will hate to raise a family in this type of environment.

so I ask Uboachan would you raise a family even if the environment you are living in is fucked or will you just go your own way and live the single life?
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Chronic shit

Chronic health problems anyone? I have chronic health issues (but not yet diagnosed with a chronic illness) and life pretty much sucks overall.
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Here's my situation:

>Want to be NEET

>Been in a retail job for 5 years, miserable every single day, seriously want out but there's nothing else here besides truck drivers and I can't drive due to epilepsy
>Get diagnosed with depression by my doctor and sent to a therapist
>He thinks I show signs of autism and wants me to see an actual psych for the final word on it
>Even if they say I'm autistic, I've held a job for 5 years and I don't think I can get away with trying for social security, even my epilepsy didn't get it

What can I do? I really, really want to get the NEET life, but I just fucking don't know how.
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37. Damn, I am so close to having wizard potential.

+3 Kissless
+1 Hugless
+7 Virgin
+9 Never had gf
+7 Never had a female friend
+2 Never been to a party
+3 Have had crush on a girl I didn't know
+3 Play MMORPG's
+2 Apprentice bonus
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neets with drugs

I was only an intense neet for maybe 3 months of my life

even though it was incredibly isolating and lonely I felt I was able to tap into some weird conscious state that is only possible when you haven't had "real" human contact for weeks or months.

i went home and got a dead end job, but i had a bad opiate addiction that I had been stoking for a long while.

eventually that caught up with me, and now I'm stuck being a neet again.

but it's not like im normal, I'm off the opiates but i can't find enjoyment without some sort of mind altering substance.

who else can't find enjoyment in life without a little help?

better living through chemistry they say, if only that were sustainable.
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Sadistic thread

>You are now forced to have a job
Which one would you choose?
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NEET skype group

Please add me on skype, my nick is maarsaalis. I would like to make it exclusively for people that are actually neets or introverted with no friends. I'm sure it could turn out to be a nice way to deal with boredom. Talk about neet life. Y-yeah. ;-;
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The Shut-in-network

Welcome to the shut in thread!!!

Join us to talk, find a fellow shut in friend and just try to be nice and have a good time! Feel free to put your contact info and such. Make friends and

Please note that this is a thread for ALL forms of shut-ins. NEETs, introverts, agoraphobics, people with social anxiety, et cetera!


#shut-in-network on Rizon
#shut-in-gaming on Rizon

use kiwi irc and hexchat to get on

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How do you guys deal with the boredom of being NEET? I'm finding things I used to enjoying are becoming less and less interesting. I get out some but I don't have many places to go. I'm mostly on my laptop on Twitter, watching anime or playing games.
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I have no problem with being a shut-in virgin for the rest of my life, but I start freaking out when I think of living like that at age 30 or beyond. How do I suppress my human instincts?
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Posting again, looking for my NEET friend Matt.
I met him here and I'm posting here hoping he'll see.
It's Hope
I miss you every day and I just need to know if you're still alive
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Controversial crush

Have any of you guys crushed on someone who wasn't considered right? (Odd question, I know. But I'm curious as to how many people have actually experienced something like this, and how it ended up for them.)
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So how do you guys deal with your family during the holidays, especially Christmas.

as for me I plan on locking myself in my room (again) and probably sneaking out late at night to get some leftovers if there is any.
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A thread for the frustrated

Rant about what's annoying you most as the moment.
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NEET's and technology go hand in hand. Some NEETs stay trendy and keep up with the best of the best software. Some NEETs have a computer older than most of the people who come here, and think Windows 95 is the pique of design.

So lets discuss what NEET gear everyone has and wants. Also bonus points if you are into engineering/programming/electronics and want to discuss that.

I recently built my first proper gaming PC, and I have a pretty good collection of consoles. I really love smartphones but I can't find a use for tablets. I have a thing for old cheap laptops.

My next big tech purchase is going to be a capture card. I'm into streaming and video editing as a hobby and always wanted to be able to record stuff off consoles.
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Just realized today that in the past 5-6 years since i left school and moved towns, i'v met only one person and can count on my hands how many times i'v left the house..
Plus side, i can identify almost any anime put in front of me and i rule at MMORPG's or any game for that matter, is like second nature to me, picking up the rules and whatnot. (irl so embarrassed about this fact, online, proud af lol)
I guess what im eventually coming to ask is when someone who's personality is so doubt/fear based, knows no one, is majorly lacking confidence and has dug themselves into a mental health vortex or paradox to the point of no return… Is it possible for said person to find a way out.. Incorporate a "normal life" into their NEET habbits and if so, HOWWWWW? lol
Anyone wanting a chat about how incredibly confusing, amazing and difficult life is when your a 20 something yr old NEET trying to figure out how the hell your meant to live life and how other people have managed to do it and do it so well, then please don't be afraid to say "hi" like i would be, feel the fear and do it anyway :p
Also any advice from someone knowing where i am at would be super helpful, great and awesome, thanks :D
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Your most fond memory

What is it?
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What i'm gonna do with my life? the job interview was suck, i should be right now after my univirsitey days with a academic degree and to start the real life, i just doing nothing with myself.


sorry for my lame english, just found this forum in google.
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Hi /n/
Not trying to be an ass, honestly, I just wanted to know how you manage to cover certain expenses.
I understand that most of the time other people foot the bill, how do you react when they aren't willing to do so?
More importantly, I'm under the assumption you've got no long term plan, aside from eventual suicide, how well do you cope knowing this?
Any and all information in regards to this topic is very much appreciated, thanks in advance!
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Uh hello, this is my first time posting here.
I usually lurk different chans and boards, rarely do I post in them unless they caught my interest.
But the thread isn't about how am a newfag, it mostly has to do with the social problem I am facing and yesterday it kinda hit me that I am probably spiraling more out of synch lately since I am doing things I don't usually do.

to start off I was a social outcast since the beginning of elementary school which I assume most of /n/ were, back then in elementary I would get bullied and more often than not tricked and ridiculed by my peers, and most of the staff brushed me off as being a liar since most of the kids in my class (at least 2/3rds of them) would say I was lying.
I assume this was the beginning of the end since this stunted my ability to trust other people and open up to them.
The bullying carried on until the end of middle school, of course the damaged was already done i became an apathetic empty person and spent most of my time staying home and skipping classes in high school to drink and do drugs, this was basically the start of my neet-ness.
for 4 years since my freshman year to "senior" year(basically had freshman credits after 4 years of doing nothing) all I did was drink, drugs, videogames, Music, and Movies.
and I had my self to blame, I let my fears control me and influence me that If I went to highschool I would probably get bullied again and that would have been the breaking point honestly, I would have either done harm to myself or to others if that were to ever happen so i shut myself in my mothers apartment and kept to myself. (I would only go outside to either get food or do "business" which I won't specify for the well being of myself and others)

but recently I decided I wanted to change my life around and applied for GED classes, that was around 5-6 months ago I can't remember but that isn't the issue, it's mostly my state of mind currently I almost started to cry in the middle of class and I have been lately feeling a hard pressure near my chest (I would say this the feeling I get when I get emotionally rocky) and I also just feel like giving up and just sit down and take a some time to contemplate some things or just rest,
I don't know if it's the fact that am in an environment that I tried my hardest to stay away from (school) or because this is the end of the road for me.
Of course I felt like this many times since elementary but never as hard hitting as now.

I really don't know what to do and I feel pretty lost at this moment.
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Do you brush your teeth?

I don't
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> not an english mothertongue and not enough skilled to write a proper english
> therefore feeling lonely even on every other chan that could interest me
> totally unable to build any kind of relationshit in real life without lying even in small particulars such as my name, or my age because I'm too ashame of myself and I fear that other people could despise me as much as I do.
> can't focus on my math studies anymore
> having a familiar background full of shit
> thinking about suicide again for the whole day

what should I do, /n/?
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Does anyone else wish they were a virgin again?

I'm 26 and I was a virgin until around 22 (I've already forgotten the exact time), I was so desperate to lose it and not be an outcast that I met with a girl from the Internet and threw it away. I didn't love her and she didn't care about me at all, she left, blocked me on everything and got married to someone else last time I heard.

I feel so worthless and hollowed out. If I hadn't been so fucking idiotic I'd at least have my innocence. Now I'm less than nothing.
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I'm assuming the drop out rate among NEETS is higher than the average population.
If you don't mind I have a few questions.

1. Assuming you dropped out did you ever bother with the GED?

2. Was the test difficult and did you have to retake anything?

3. What did you use to study, and what advice would you give to help get prepared?

Thanks, pic unrelated.
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Happy NEET thread

Are you relatively comfortable with yourself? Have you found ways to deal with the boredom? Have you accepted you're in it for the long haul? This is the thread for you!

NEETs who are content/happy with their lifestyle. How do you do it? What is your daily routine? How do you look at life?

Not bitching general
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How do you live?

Since the beginning of my NEET status, there's one thing that's always bothered me: the percieved lack of a reason to exist.

I just feel guilty, being such a burden. It wouldn't matter how much those that care of me would be willing to accept it. I really haven't changed since last year, and I'm starting to feel really bad about it.

How do you work through it, fellow NEETs? What do you tell yourself is the reason that you should continue breathing the next day?

I'm not considering suicide, this is simply the most relatable image of Tomoko I found, but I'm definitely not feeling great.
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San Diego stoners?

Are there any neets in San Diego that want to hang out and smoke a bit of weed?

I'm a female neet and just got my medical card a few days ago.

I think it would be fun :)
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Gross stuff?

What are some things you do (or don't do) as a NEET that others would consider gross/disgusting? Whether it's not showering or brushing your teeth or booze-fueled vomit sessions or even something like obsessing over people through social media. You share and the rest of us won't judge (hopefully).

I tend to wear the same clothes for days on end. Even if I shower I'll just slip back into the same t-shirt and jeans. Don't really know why but it sure feels comfortable.
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What do you do in order to make your NEET life more comfortable ?

Since I've become a shut-in and don't go to college anymore, I spend my days doing more or less things over and over… Thus boredom tends to govern my life (and makes be binge eat, DAMN).
So what kind of Hobby do you have ?
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Anyone here with this fucking tinnitus? I developed mine listening to loud music. The worst thing about this is that I ruined myself with my own hands, I can't even blame the destiny. It's almost a year I suffer from it.
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I'm 26 and I've basically been NEET since I was ~17 and dropped out of school, is it worth bothering going to college at this point? I feel like the stigma against someone starting school so late makes it a waste of time no matter what my achievements there might end up being.

I suppose it's probably a stupid idea to ask about this here of all places though, but any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Disability/physical issues

This has likely been asked before, but does anyone here have physical disabilities that prevent them from having a social life/leaving the house/etc.?

I've had Crohn's disease for about a decade but only recently has it advanced to the point where I can't do much at all with myself physically. I'm very sick and live at home, I've run the course with every available medication and can't effectively treat the disease with much else beyond surgery - I lost count after my tenth surgery or so last year. Over the past two years, I've become a full blown NEET. The most time I've spent outside of my bedroom has been in the hospital, where I spent the majority of last year, and even then I felt very alone.

Even if you just have to vent about it, it'd be interesting to see if anyone has had this situation thrust upon them for similar reasons.
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Internet Addiction

Oh no. I've just realized I'm an internet addict.
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How do you deal with it? NEET can be a social being, some people give up on jobs and education because of fake friends and promises.
Have you ever been backstabbed by a bitch?

Pic related.
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why do i care

I just need to vent before I end up hurting myself over this. TL;DR at bottom.

I've been a full-time NEET and something of a shut-in for about 5 years and counting. Despite ticking a lot of boxes for a social outcast (passive, solitary, introverted, anxious, practically live on and have all my meaningful human interactions on my pc), I'm not shy or lacking in social tact, and while going to college I had plenty of day-to-day 'normal' friends I enjoyed the company of, went to parties with etc.

Something that's come up once or twice IRL, and a lot online, is how my lack of shyness seems to push away people that seem the most relatable to me. The fact that I'm not socially avoidant seems to get me pigeonholed as just another insensitive, ignorant normie or something along those lines, often by people that seem to share and understand my interests, personal situation or characteristics the most.

Why does this upset me so much? It gets to the point where I start feeling some vague resentment or rejection toward the friends I do have, and intense feelings of loneliness. My friends accept me, do their best and wish me the best, but they don't understand my crippling depression and anxiety, my inability to integrate into society, the intense amount of energy I feel I exert just to get out of bed or feed myself. Every now and then I meet someone that seems to be in the same situation as I am, but every time in the same fashion they seem to just be scared off, and something as simple as a stranger I never talk to silently deleting me from a chat client can throw me into a really dark place when it's been someone I've wished I could find a way of talking to for months or even years.

Do I need to register for some official NEET shut-in badge with a list of my problems printed on it to wave in people's faces before they get the wrong idea? It's really confusing and worrying how a small handful of individuals dismissing me can make me feel so lonely when I have good, caring friends I could talk to any time. What's wrong with me?

TL;DR I am a typical dysfunctional NEET shut-in, but when I meet someone I feel I can relate to they seem to get instantly pushed away by the fact that I have arbitrary social skills and desire to make friends. The people I can make friends with don't relate with my situation at all. How do I deal with it?
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You are all beautiful! Do you guys realize the avaricious courage seeping through your veins. I been depressed my whole childhood. My smile is a mask that makes you believe I am happy. Well I would lie if I said I was not happy because, it's nice to reward yourself. Something funny, and exciting happened a few days ago. My crush can't date because of trust issues. She secretly told me she has been battling depression for a year. But my buddy told me that "Two wrongs don't make a right" What is right? Maybe I wanna head left to eventually go right. Right? Jk I know I'm right. But I love to be wrong. I mean left….left out….
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I'm feeling like shit right now.
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Why is it so hard for a lot of people to simply live for themselves? Why do people so quickly grow bored of themselves and living for themselves and begin to exist with some sort of ideal in mind that when you come down to it is just words? Or people whom their ties to are tenuous? Or goals which amount to empty words on a blackboard marked "future," something that doesn't even exist in the present?

Even being aware that the only lasting peace in life would come as a result of being able to live in comfort with myself and only truly for my own sake, and knowing how ultimately silly it is in a lot of ways to live otherwise rather than just having those things as secondary focuses, I can't. And I'm pretty sure a lot of other people are the same way, that that's a lot of what makes being NEET in the longterm rather shitty. Because you grow bored of yourself and living for yourself, because even as you do you best to enjoy it it becomes stagnation.

Personally I think the root of it is simply that we're a cooperative species and if we were able to live simply for ourselves we wouldn't have gotten nearly this far, that to an extent it's hardwired and ideals and altruism and all those great things are manifestations of that fact. Maybe I'm wrong though.
Whaddya think /n/?
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Dark & Edgy Secrets

ITT: we post secrets that we need to get off our chest, want options of.

I have a girl friend who is always there for me and forgives me even when she is right. I can give her like 5$ and she'll give me 20$. She gets me presents for holidays and stuff even though I'm useless.. any-who. I have always fucked up but more so recently I have developed very strong feeling for her sister and i just don't know what to do or anything (as usual)

so whether you just can't / won't tell anyone or have no one to tell. This threads that safe place for you.
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Alright, so if this is uboachan's "social" board, as it were, why can't we seek friendship within eachother? I see a lot of posts complaining about wanting friends, but why don't we seek it here?

I guess what I'm saying is, why don't we hold some kind of event where we can all try to talk to eachother and become a bit less alone (at least on the internet)?
I'm thinking either minecraft, or tinychat; something like that, that could bring us all together. Especially considering there are like maybe 8 people that use this imageboard altogether.
What do you guys think?
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My life continues to spiral constantly downwards, and im the one stirring the pot

I like to write subjects that have meaning to my overall message: in this case, I see myself - stirring, a dark red cauldron filled to the top bubbling with a frothy substance not fit for tongue. Myself that stirs sees me, a spirit, watching himself that is me destroy myself that which is to be.

Hi all. Lately I've been suffering from depression.
jobless, halfway thru college not currently enrolled, NEET verification complete:

I smoke weed daily (roughly on average a little over close to 7-10 grams a week depending on who might be offended.

first time lurker/poster here, hoping to get some guidance as I've been to these points in my life many a few times, and its never easy to get back alone, especially when even if you may be surrounded by people in flesh, you're alone with your person, the self, in mind.

Lately i've been relatively uncertain about what my purpose is, though I do have goals, I find the methods of reaching them to be a viper against my being, a poison against my soul.

The systematic approach of forcing people into a slave-forced labor type society where inadequacy and unfairness are shrouded by a paycheck and fancy words.

Ufortunately, though I may conjure relatively enticing words, they do no justice to console me - as I am weak. I use pot to escape reality, to hide in my maladaptive daydreams - which I use a method of brainstorming my writing and developing my potential stories for future games and projects.

Anyway, without that pot - that crutch - I'm a shell. Well, in this case, think of a turtle, without the shell. I'm the turtle.

My parents are sending me to rehab and psychologists and whatever, but honestly I really don't think that medicine is going to alter my views. I'm dissatisfied with the structure of our society and the lives we live - im disgusted with existing under the rules we are CONFINED in. Getting some pills to remind me its ok wont change that, even if pot can help forget, its only temporary.

As you can see, im sure you can guess how the cycle reappears.

I get successful, get a nice job, meet new people - I can pinpoint my 'weakness' origin to weed. My last downward spiral was ultimately because i couldn't go to work for consecutive days because i was stoned beyond function.

I have an addiction. I've tried to tell friends, people who were very knowledgable with marijuana - whatever - every single person either said they never experienced what I did, or that I just needed to cool it on the bud or try something like exercising and 'quitting cold turkey'.

Idk about you guys, but I kind of have an addictive/passionate personality. If im into something, ill get into it. Hard. Unfortunately I'm not really sure how to break this cycle, and i'm at a loss of who to turn to.

You may call me what you like, I've lied and cheated my way through enough of my life to see none deserved to me. A friend suggested this place to me, an unnamed friend, so I open the stage to you /n/ - thank you for reading, and I hope to hear from you soon.

Even though I'm a writer, im not really in a position to do proof reading or whatever, so if this is incoherent or riddled with errors tough shit homies pce. haha, kidding. But yeah. not kidding. >_>

call me K.
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Let's suppose you are given a raw chance to get out of your NEETdom, or at least get rid of the chains that prevent you from moving on. Would you take it? If so, what would you do with your new life?
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I'm really sick of living with my family, in the same city I've disliked for 15 years. How hard would it be for me to just move to another state and apply for wellfare for a few months? (I literally can't get the motivation to apply for jobs because I hate living here so much.)

If I'm going to be a NEET and a burden on society, I might as well do it somewhere that gives me a little more hope. Btw, I'm American.
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I hate being alone, I hate being male, I capitalism and how you're forced to work a shitty job to survive, I hate being socially inept, I hate the internet and how distant something that should have brought us all together has made us, I hate being a shut-in, I hate that nobody loves me, I hate that I'll die alone, I hate having empty conversations with people online, I hate that I can't interact with anyone. I hate all of it, but I can't choose anything else, and I don't want to kill myself.

The only thing that keeps me going is playing waifu games and rewatching old anime. It's such a vapid, shallow interest but it's the only thing I can muster up the energy for.
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Fun With Personality Tests


>Your personality type: INTP

>Mind - Introverted (92%)

>Energy - Intuitive (39%)
>Nature - Thinking (12%)
>Tactics - Prospecting (20%)
>Identity - Assertive (9%)

Kill time, take the survey, discuss results, ask questions about your type, share other tests, question the overall validity of such tests, etc.
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Get disgusting thoughts off your chest.

Everyone has disgusting thoughts they believe to be inhumane, but it's BECAUSE we are human that we have those thoughts.

If you have anything you're too disgusted by yourself with, that you need to get off your chest, post it in this thread.
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Was this one of you?
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Neet.nu surviors thread

Maybe people havent heard but a textoard neet.nu has closed and now redirects to this board.
I dont know if most people were aware of the existence of both boards, i wanst aware of this board.

So i thought il make a thread to see how many of my old brethren made it here and if you gonna stay here and how you guys feel about this whole situation.

I really liked the old board its a shame it went down, i will miss it certainly.
Well il share my impression of this board.
I read 10 of this board and lots of topics of personal interest, it seems quite extensive, but all in all it didnt seem to be very deep or fairly interesting to me.
This board doesnt have such a good vibe as i had on the old textboard and im not fond of the idea of imageboards since i left 4chan, but i wont judge it because of that.

Im not so sure if il be staying here, but i could use a place with other neets that share my way of life, atleast in most aspects.
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Food thread.

What are you guys eating to stay alive?
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Gender Dysphoria and NEETS

greetings /n/, i am a 22 year old mtf with no hope of transition and am pretty much a NEET who despises themselves for their uselessness, failures, and body. and am wondering how many trransgendered NEETS are there? since for me the unbearable dysphoria cotributes greatly to myfear and hatred of being out in social situations and my inability to handle coursework or work in general. With the ammount of internal pain ad distress this terrible dysphoria can bring surely i am not alone in this situation?
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NEET regret

Has anyone else here had a sudden realisation about the permanent damage NEETdom has done to your life? I suppose I was always somewhat aware that I was pissing my life away, but only recently did it hit me that it's permanently FUBAR.
I spent the most important years of my life on godforsaken imageboards and developed no marketable skills whatsoever. I'm closer to 30 than 20. I couldn't talk to anyone normally any more even if I wanted to because the isolation has destroyed my social skills. I'm completely unemployable, pretty much incapable of doing anything productive whatsoever and my parents will die one day.
I can't escape the looping negative thoughts and regrets now. It makes me almost nauseous. My predicament is the culmination of every shitty, lazy, avoidant decision I have ever made and there is no escape.
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Alright, which one of you fuckers did this?
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Political opinions

What sort of political affiliations would you describe yourself as having affinity with? I'm into green & individualist anarchism myself.
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Why do people try to force one to be part of their society? Just because I was born here I gotta be with them? I didn't decide to be born so why should it be my dedication in life to work for you? I just don't get it…
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are there any INTP types on here? i hear a lot of INTP become NEET or hermits.
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Do you cut yourself? If so, with what? How deep? Why do you do it?

I recently started because my life has nowhere to go but down and I found a box cutter in my cupboard that is working nicely. It makes me feel good to take out my sadness on myself instead of going out to take it out on other people I know. I don't like having to talk to them anyway.
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disgusted by myself

I grew up the happiest child, I was always smiling and I loved life. Throughout my early school life I was always popular. I was funny: people would gather around me and I was friends with every single person I came across. I always knew that my parent's relationship was not the best, but at some point in time they just finally couldn't tolerate each other anymore, and I sat there for hours in our small 2 bed room apartment with nowhere to hide, listening to them yell at each-other at max volume for hours at a time. This was every single day; they would not give me a reason when I asked why they would not get a divorce. A lot of the yelling and abuse spilled over and my mother would take her frustration/rage out on me.

Even throughout this I thought that I was alright; "I am still good looking and have a charming personality". This was the one thing that kept me going, but eventually after it was too late I had come to realize that I'd developed major trust issues. I withdrew from all of my relationships and I am scared to develop new ones. On-top of this I got major acne problems and lost all of my self-confidence. I started to look at myself differently, I thought that I was a pretty boy but now I just seem ugly. I am so disgusted by who I am now, and what I look like. When I look at my face I see all these flaws that I have never seen before. Sometimes I think I am just being overly harsh, but I think maybe I'm just in denial. I don't know what to do with myself anymore. I have no passions, I envy those who do. Looking back I don't think I have ever been passionate about a single thing, besides video games/anime/looking good. When I look at myself I want to get plastic surgery or something, but I have no money and no job. I want to erase myself and start fresh but I know that's not possible. I just want to be happy again.

Sorry for the wall of text. I feel like garbage and just wanted to tell my story. Thanks for your time.
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Neat NEETs

How do you stay tidy? I've got a repetitive habit of soiling my room with garbage and stray possessions. Whenever I clean it, I vow to set a suitable routine to keep it immaculate, but I inevitably resume hoarding junk the moment I stop cleaning.

Right now it's uninhabitable and I'm dreading cleaning it again. How do you stay neat, /n/?
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NEET Media

As the subject implies, I'm interested in NEET media: films, books, anime, whatever.

We all know about Welcome to the N.H.K., so let's just get that out of the way right now.

For films, I can offer Ima, Boku Wa: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slK7bNHIvZY

And for books I can offer Oblomov, No Longer Human, and Notes from Underground.

The characters don't necessarily have to be NEET in the true definition of the word, but if that's the case there should be NEET-centric themes, like isolation, depression, anxiety, and other such negative things.

Since NEEThood isn't all bad, media portraying happy NEETs is welcome too.
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Getting a job/The future

I've browsed this site for a while now and it seems like I've seriously found a community that shares my thoughts and feelings.

I hate posting something like this here though when I'm not officially a NEET and don't have plans to become one… unless circumstances are a bitch and it happens anyway.

Feel free to remove this post if it seems out of place or unnecessary or whatever…

But I really have no where else to turn or anyone else to speak to personally about my issues so I go to random people on the internet who probably have better things to do!

Anyways, I'm going to be moving soon from the US to Canada and I'm really nervous about it. I there's not a great cultural shock difference between the two countries (and free health care is very nice) but I have never lived independently before in my life. I just recently graduated high school and am attempting to recover from years of mental abuse I've received from my mom.

Point is I feel very worried and I feel as though nothing will turn out right - I'm scared of leaving my mom even though she's been downright horrible to me during all my years of living. She's pretty much just been an existence that I only rely on for food since she only really cares to buy things for herself.

I've never had a job before and my social skills are shit. I'm so nervous and I find myself preferring "comfortable abuse" over "necessary change."

I feel like I'll never get a job or accomplish anything. I don't care if the job is in retail or if it barely pays - I just want a small taste of independence but at the same time I'm terrified of it!

I wish I didn't exist right now… I'm anxious about the future and I wish there was a third way out.

Sorry for rambling over worthless issues.
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So, what drove you to live like you do now, /n/?

I dropped out of school because the teachers wouldn't stop making fun of me. I couldn't take it, and I progressively became more and more of a shut in as the years went on. What about you? Why do you currently live as a NEET? Do you just not want to work or go to school? Or do you have other reasons?
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Whats your prefered method of suicide?

I always found it inriguing, however in the end i never came to a conclusion. Only requirements for me would have to be fast and painless =P what about you guys?
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i feel like i should kill myself. i have had this thought in my head many times a day for a long time.
i'm afraid that it's getting worse from before though. before i would only hear "i want to kill myself" many times, but now it's "i have to kill myself".
it flashes in my head. sometimes i have a jerk or pain reaction like it hurts, but not like being cut, like dull pulse in my head.
sometimes i'm scared, but sometimes now i feel….peaceful? blank.
recently i stood at the edge of a tall enough building. i do that sometimes, stand on dangerous stuff. but i didn't jump. not that day.
i tried to slit my wrists and get in a warm bath once but what i had wasn't sharp enough and not enough blood was coming out. by the time i cut myself a bunch of times i gave up and was going to "try a different way next time".

anybody else fee like they should die too?
anybody know what's wrong with me?
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How is a NEET who lives in the forest, and is without a car, supposed to get his first job?

I want to start saving money to move out.
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Do you ever think that it would just be easier to end it all? I've been having these thoughts lately.. All my worries would be in the past..
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What resources would you recommend using to familiarize yourself with using Ubuntu? /comp/ is closed down.
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Enneagram personality theory

Test - http://www.eclecticenergies.com/enneagram/dotest.php
Descriptions of health levels for each type - https://acoarecovery.wordpress.com/?s=9+LEVEL

Something similar to MBTI, though in my experience Enneagram is more complex and deals a lot with the ugly parts of a personality. Of course as most things like this, Enneagram is difficult to validate scientifically, but it still is quite accurate in most cases and can be used as a method for self-understanding and self-development.

Post, discuss results and have fun with the theory if you find it interesting.
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If you could change 1 thing in the world to make your future any better what would it be?

if you're lucky my delusional side will try to change it for ya :p

I would plant billions of public fruit trees
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Going to be upgrading my education this fall
Can't be a NEET forever…
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Greatest fear in regards to graduating from NEETdom

Do you have one?

Mine is knowing that I am going to be chained to the system of making money unless I wish to become homeless. I'll be forced to work. And that there is no coming back from it. Once I've decided to leave this cave, this is for life. Can you imagine an ex-NEET asking to move back in with the ones who enabled them the luxury, and continue doing what they did before for another few years? Anyway, this fear is pretty major. It robs someone of precious time, just because someone at the top decided to be a jerk and take everything for themselves. It's a cruel joke. I sincerely cannot see myself getting over it.

That being said, I often daydream of myself being born and raised in a tribe. In that scenario, I would not have a problem with doing work because it would make sense. Gathering food, making materials for everyone else, being in an intimate community that actually cares for each other, etc.
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How do you cope with not having any friends or a job for 5+ years?

Going outside lately and seeing other people makes me extremely jealous, bitter, and depressed, and i'm not sure how to stop it short of not going out anymore..
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How do you get over masturbation?
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So are there any NEETs out there self-teaching Moon Runes(or other languages, for that matter)?
What methods do you use and how do you stay motivated to study??? Please share :)
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Does anyone use the Documents folder on their computer to store files? I personally shove everything in pic related on my desktop. How do you store your miscellaneous files on your computer, /n/?
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Sometimes I feel like I'm going crazy and I don't even know why. How do I stop this?? :(
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New ex-NEET/non-neet thread, since the other one reached bump-limit.

So, how is it going? Yesterday I was on the middle of a test when a volcano erupted 40 miles away and they evacuated everyone out of the building because the ashes were heading this way. I gave my test to the teacher and got the fuck out of there ASAP because I knew the other kids at college would make it a pain in the ass to get out.
I'm thanking Mokou for this, now I have a chance to study some things that I couldn't dig entirely. Also more time to spend on te internet away from people.
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I feel like I want to come out as gay, but I live in a redneck state and don't want to endanger either my career prospects or the money coming from my parents to help pay for college. I just wanted to say this as a gay person who doesn't know how to meet someone and is perpetually lonely.
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Looking for Matt

I made a friend on here about a year ago, only person I could really talk to about a lot of the things I couldn't with other people. I stopped talking to him and I don't know why. For all I know he could be dead now, he was pretty suicidal. I met him on here actually. Matt if you're still on here, if you could find it in you to be my friend again, add me on my new skype


If not I'd understand.
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lost all interest in studying, i have a very big and important exam next month, havent prepared anything yet, what should i do :/ i lost all motivation
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Any fellow NEETs nearing 30? Or beyond? Or do we call those 'street people'?

I don't communicate regularly with other shut-ins, but from what I've seen on various NEET/Hikki boards, things begin to feel extra lonely the further you get from the 18-25 age range.
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Who /thirdworlder/ here?

All of the starting jobs are both low-paying and exhausting.
I'm not a NEET yet, but I'm gonna be one in a few months when the government stops paying for my shit in uni. I'll most likely either drop out and commit suicide a few months in due to poverty, or go in debt and kill the self when I become unable to pay it off after I graduate.

Is it possible to be a NEET in a country with no welfare?
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I guess i'm not technically a neet, since im posting this in school right now, but I am a hikkimori (or atleast the most I can be at my age) I cant stand people, I feel repulsed being here at all. My friend on skype who is in his 3rd year training to become a psychologist thinks that I have schizotypal personality disorder (basically paranoid schizophrenia but now as bad) Im not sure why im writing this other than to not want to freak out being aorund people. General complaint thread I guess. I told my mom i have bad anxiety about 4 months ago (I havent told her about the delusions and paranoia or frequency) I keep asking her to take me to a psychologist because 3 months ago she called to see if insurance would cover the cost (they cover it all) yet I still havent gone. My parents want me to get a summer job yet I have done that before and I am not in a place for that level of responisbility and work I would have breakdowns all the time. I just want to recieve Neetbux when im an adult and have them never know so they wont be so dissapointed. They are good people but they just dont understand me or the things im dealing with (and probably dont believe them) This place is one of the few nooks and crannys on the web where I dont hate people, so thanks for that and this community. I really dont know why i wrote this but it atleast gave me something to do. sorry. thanks for listening
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22 year old ex-military neet (for the last 26 months) here

does anyone know of any jobs/careers that are:
- low responsibility
- low stress
- low social requirements
- do not involve driving or operating machinery

i have driving license, but i avoid driving, since it's too stressful.

i'm about to just ship myself off to some offshore fishery process ship for X amount of months, because i'm going to run out of money soon.

can anyone help me find a job? i have experience with integrated avionics/flight controls for bombers in the military, but that's literally it, nothing else. i didn't even enjoy that stuff though.

i'm thinking a janitor job would be good for a small building or office?
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Hi /n/, first time I come here.

I'm here because I don't know what I should do anymore. I have been a neet for around a year now and I can't say I am enjoying it nor dislisking it because of how I was kind of enjoying doing what is fun to me aka video games and watching animes mainly but seems like endless circle since I keep moving from a thing to another to kill boredom. On the other side, often when I go sleep now I feel like I am pitiful being a burden to my parents since I still live there even if there's a lot of pressure. I am almost 21 now and could probably not be able to live alone.

Background: started middle of high school when I switched school and slowly got more and more shy and introverted. School skipping started and even though I was skipping a lot I was able to maintain above average grades and get done with high school but then pre-university/post-high school came by and started failling classes because of skipping/lack of interest since I was always alone and kinda lost about where I was going.
Friend wise, after mid high school when I moved and lost contact with my friends from back then I didn't make any friends, I wasn't shy to the point of not being able to hold a conversation but I would never go forward to people nor bring anyone higher than people I know level. I also always had the feeling that I am the only one alone and everyone is in groups and that always scared me from trying to make friend with anyone. I do make friends online from a game to another but even though I have a lot of fun with them with game related things, I never thought those as friends but only gaming buddies for a specific game and once I find a better game I just move on to other people.

Now, like I said, I don't feel like I am living a fulfilled life because I do not have someone dear to me and also because of the burden I am to others. I am a smart guy who could probably just go back to studies whenever to aim for a job I could enjoy a little while not having to worry about money. However, I don't feel like having motivation to do anything as it is now. I see people around me who aim for great goals and had family expecting me to be the "successful kid" but I am underachieving and I don't know what to expect from anything… Almost like I am waiting for the enlightment which isn't happening. Looking at my daily activites, I feel like I fell pretty low since I go sleep very late around 3 am, waking up around 12 pm and then proceed to do anything that can distract me until bed time. I shower like 2 times a week at best atm and besides eating whatever snacks I can until the one family supper happens. I don't even bother putting clothes on, I just use my dressing gown or my sheets.

I seek any advice, similar past experience, discussion or anything that could help me figure out where I should go.

Sorry for long post and thanks if you took time to read/answer.
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I have 16 history courses to memorize, can i do that in 15days ?
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Plans for the future

The future freaks me out.
However some things have come up and I am in the center of a real life RPG starring me. We are all people and as people we should have goals and aspirations we want to reach. And thats what I want to talk about in this thread.
My goals are general, but my dream is to storyboard, draw, or even animate stories for a living. And things have stunted me from this forever in my life including my own insecurities. I take design classes (Im not a NEET as some of you probably know, as this is a tiny board) and even then I feel stifled. Im going to be moving out of my home soon, and I have a new start coming. For that reason I want to hear whats up with all of you.
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>tfw morbidly obese after being a NEET for 5+ years
>have barely moved around since then
>300lbs, 5'10"
>extremely out of shape
>definitely impossible to go to a gym with my mental state
>too afraid to walk around outside my house during the day because of people
>too afraid to walk outside around my house during the night because dogs go crazy

I seriously want to start walking (even on a treadmill) but I have other fears/anxieties that hold me back. I wish I didn't live in a residential neighborhood. Has anyone been in a similar situation? I just want to be able to walk for more than 10 minutes straight without pain…
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Hey NEET need some advice

>Got caught skipping classes today, School pissed off at me.

>Do this often.
>Feeling shit constantly, grades getting worse. I don't even bother to study much anymore.
>No hobbies, not interested in much.
>Have online GF but she doesn't talk to me much anymore
>Have a few friends but don't see them much
>Hate life, mind is becoming worse
>Trying to seek help but hard to find
>Sit around all day doing fuck all.
>Just want to drop out of life completely

What do I do? do I become a NEET or just carry on the way I am and hope for the best?
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Hi /n/, it's been a while since I last visited uboachan. I'm coming up on my one year anniversary of NEETdom. Are there any former NEETs on the board who can give me some advice about how they worked up the ambition/direction to actually do something with themselves?
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I'm NEET and low on funds. I like money.

How do I go about making money without wage slaving? Any ideas? I know I'm probably gonna have to go to college, but I'm too autistic for even that, and I don't know what is study to make money.

I want ducats.
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British NEETS on benefits

19 year old Brit here

Is anybody else here on Universal Credit? I've been a NEET for a little over a year and have been claiming benefits for the past 8 months. Does anybody else have any experience with recieving universal credit? I absolutely hate how I'm treated, but i want to know whether it's just me or if anybody else has problems with being forced into work or sanctioned.
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What if a solar event caused all teh civilian interwebz to go out simultaneously worldwide, and all NEETs and hikkis were left without access to our beloved telecom-meth? Imagine…
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should i give in and become a wageslave or should i go for NEETBUX?

im 20 and afraid of responibility and commitment to something like a job but im trying to move out of my parents house and my friends would probably berate me for doing that while being a neet.

what do you think i should do?
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How do you deal with judgement?

How do you deal with people judging you? Every time family members come to my home I a;ways get asked the question "What are you doing with your life?".

Most of the time I just make up some stuff on the spot but I can't help but feel like a lesser being whenever asked that question. There is also that other type of judgement, the one where they don't bring it up but you know what they're thinking.

I can't help but feel like a disappointment to everyone. It's not just relatives who do it either, I've had doctors try to make small talk about that topic and it bothers me immensely.

Worst of all I have tried to get myself out of NEETdom but I either fail or don't have enough money to try.
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Do you ever pretend it's a different time as a self-comforting method?

I often pretend it's 2013 because back then I had someone who loved me, and half-decent living conditions. I don't have any of that anymore, but I like to imagine I do.
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meet NEET women

so after being in a relationship for three years with a NEET girl, and being a NEET myself, I got sick of her lack of intellect and it eventually came to a breaking point when she wouldnt stop spouting radfemme memes.

whenever I talk to women on dating sites like okcupid or tinder, I try to look for intelligence. being a NEET I'm a scholar of everything, the internet and information being my lifeline so I'm very well versed in many subjects. unfortunately normal women who leave the house are incredibly susceptible to being caught in cliques and narrow minded thinking. so any kind of disagreement with a mainstream pop culture ideas gets instantly shut down with a "access to holes denied" cancellation of communication. I can do the whole thing where i can act like a dumbshit so they'll treat me as an equal. but if I wanted that I'd get a cat. so nothing of value lost. it's not like a stupid person denying access to holes is some kind of punishment when I could have a perfect waifu.

so in my failure to find a woman who isnt a complete emotional wreck, i've decided to go full NEET.

any advice on where to find NEET girls who arn't completely broken apart from the NEETness would be nice. something more like the quiet japanese men in hiki docos but without the man part I guess.
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Drugs and the socially disinclined

Since the old thread is deeply buried and seems to be auto-saged (I tried posting in it without sageing, but it didn't get bumped), I suppose I'll start up a new one.
Link to old thread: http://uboachan.net/n/res/4186.html

NEETs and non-NEETs alike, please share with us your experiences with drugs.

This weekend, I did another 300mg of DXM HBr after several months of sobriety. I originally intended to take 600mg, as that would push me up to the third plateau, but I decided against it for the time being. It was roughly as intense as my first trip, and lasted about as long. Here's the trip log, although it's a little sparse: http://pastebin.com/57PjeVBG

This trip was different from the others; I didn't have nearly as many visions as before, nor did I have as many notably mind-warping experiences. I suspect this is because I was with two other people this time, and thus I opted to try and be as social as I could manage with them rather than isolating myself and floating amongst the hallucinations.

One thing that I found interesting was how I couldn't fall asleep despite the time of night (9:30 PM - 5:20 AM) and despite the intense feeling of sleepiness caused by the drug. Additionally, I confirmed that DXM makes my pupils dilate, although that wasn't terribly surprising.

I had a hangover again this time, but I seemed to expedite its passing by drinking lots of water, going on a slow-paced bike ride and exercising my balance (i.e. standing on one foot and sticking my other leg out), writing a short journal entry, and spending the rest of the day doing nothing mentally taxing.
The goal in doing all of that was to try and flush out the last bits of DXM in my system, to stimulate the parts of my brain that the DXM hit the hardest (muscle coordination, balance, and language processing), and to let my mind cool off after being pushed so hard. I don't know how much that helped to accelerate the passing of the hangover, but I'm feeling great today, so I suppose it didn't hurt.
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NEETism in Japanese media

>New anime about a physics prodigy who becomes a NEET otaku, and then decides to becomes a physics teacher at his old high school.

What's up with Japan wanting NEETism to become mainstream? I know there have always been NEETs in anime and such, but there's been a lot of emphasis put on it lately. Next thing you know gullible 12 year olds will aspire to become NEET otaku too. Is Japan encouraging this? Is this a marketing technique to lure in teens to the anime otaku lifestyle in order to gain sales?

What do you think of the growing prevalence of NEETism in Japanese media?
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So how's education/employment going for the non-NEETs/former NEETs?

>Missed the last 4 days of college and a lot of days overall

>Have assignments due by Friday that I have not started on yet
>One is due tomorrow but I'm browsing imageboards instead

Oh god I am not good at responsibility.
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Would anyone come looking for you if you dropped dead?

I know some people would send me e-mails and such, but I can't think of anyone who would do anything other than that or be slightly concerned that I don't respond.

I'm curious to hear your thinking.
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Where do you live and how much do you pay to live there? If you pay at all, I mean.

I'm currently not paying anything to stay where I'm at but I want to leave as soon as I can since they aren't very good living conditions. I know an apartment you can stay at for free depending on your income (since I lived there with my mom when i was 9-13 years old) but it has a very long waiting list.

TL;DR what I'm asking is, how much do you pay for rent/renty-like things? If you don't pay, is there a reason you don't? I'm also interested in knowing how NEETs get money for rent for obvious reasons.

Sorry if this is an unwelcome topic.
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Well guys, it's pretty simple, I have two alternatives:

1)Continue to live this awful life being a disappointment for everyone like I'm doing.

2)Become a NEET and repent of this while thinking I don't even have a high school certificate, condemned to live like we already know etc.

Any suggestions?
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I want to learn Korean

Hi guys !

Now that I think about it I want to get out of depression and of that endless loop which makes me destroy my own self. I want to work in order to have a nice job I'll like, be able to live on my own later and all those things that would make me feel happy.

Thus, since I can speak French and English, I want to become a Professional Translator. However just two languages won't do it, so I also want to learn Asian languages and the first one is… Korean.
Would any of you know any way to learn it for free or for a cheap price please?
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the neet life?

hey there guys i know its probably really early for me to be assuming this but, i believe my life is heading down the neet path im 17 and my family is over expecting as they think for some reason im intelligent. however i get really shit grades and beyond high school i have no abilities or qualities an employer would want. so hows the neet life ?
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How do you get money to live as a NEET? I've decided that I really hate work, like REALLY hate it.. I don't even care about the money since I still live at home so my rent is only a couple hundred dollars
I'm 21 and I want to live on my own with just enough money to pay for rent/bills/internet/cheap food nothing fancy like clothes or a car
I want to live a minimalist lifestyle but I just don't know how to go about it
Do you make money over the internet or get cash from the government/free housing? I'm really curious to know because I don't want to wake up at 6:30 tomorrow to go to a job that I hate
I know that some of you still live at home and your parents/guardian pay for your stuff but my family has a very low income so that's not an option
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Offline meeting!
Anyone in the Calgary, Alberta area (or able to get to) want to have an offline meeting within the next couple of months?
I think I'm pretty much done with this place and I'm ready to go
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Have any of you noticed that Hikkichan is down? I remember it was down a few times and always came back but this time it looks like it is gone forever. Anyone who has an idea what happened?
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I've made it to the point of no return /n/. The person I'm currently dating is talking about how they want to be with me forever but the only thing I can think about is how much of a pain always being with someone will be while I'm trying to watch anime and play games. I have strong feelings for the person but I'm just a piece of trash

Please save me
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Anyone here actually happy being NEET and doing the complete opposite of being a "productive member of society"?

After I finished study I pretty much went full hiki for a while and life was good, although I didn't appreciate exactly how good it was compared to work.

Eventually my Parents forced me to find part time work (retail) which I hated and was borderline depressed working 40 hour weeks. After a year I quit and told my parents the contract expired and I honestly feel like I'm in heaven at the moment with no more work/responsibilities.

Just making the most of my NEET time at the moment, not sure how much longer it can last
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My Girlriend of almost 2 years shot herself two days agi and we're about to pull tbe plug tomorrow.

ITT: Close Deaths
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The goal of a NEET

Most NEETs thrive on perpetual distraction, running away from painful things (reality) as much as possible. Can this be called a life?

What do you live for, /n/? Do you respect your lifestyle or do you loathe yourself for it?
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Hi Neets. I just found this website whilst browsing the internet in my empty day to day life.

I just thought I'd share my experience of being a neet, well since I have nothing better to do.

I am a twin, my twin has a degree, is working on their master's degree and also works 2 jobs, one as a legal aid and another at a barrister's chambers.

I on the other hand dropped out of university, and I have been getting fat and wasting my days for the last 6 months.

When I look back at my life so far, I realise I was destined to be a neet due to my laziness with regards to exams (no pressure no attempts made) and my unwillingness to work.

As a result I find myself where I am now, sitting at home for half a year (some what a hikkikomori as you would say..) playing games, watching documentaries and general procrastination until it's time for my 12 hour sleep.

It never used to be like this, I had a girl friend, I did over 3000 press ups a week, boxed 3 nights a week and ran 3 miles every morning apart from sunday. I was social with close friends and I had several girls who I could meet up with on my phone.

I have but one friend now who I see around once a fort night, my twin is always busy with work and study and my parents are out of the country in employment (I live at their house although I contribute some rent…)

Once in a while I tell myself it's time to stop beating myself up and do something, but the feeling disappates as soon as I reach my desk. Today I will try to make a change, but as you can see I am here, a site I have never been on and I'm writing this letting my coffee get cold.

Do not let yourself drift onto a path similar to mine, fulfill your potential and do something. It's hard, a term we all use to justify our position but we know deep down that isn't the truth. The truth is that we're lazy, but human's can overcome anything. You have to believe you can.

I will come back tonight, it's currently 11:16am (GMT). I hope to return tonight with news of my getting on with life, but I realise that hope is not an option, and I must try.

All the best to you all.
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I havent brushed my teeth since August, /n/. I dont have proper running water and I dont want to go outside and use bottled water

Do you guys brush your teeth regularly? I think about the fate of my teeth a lot and Im wondering if my fellow neets have similar problems to me
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Has anyone else experienced a loss in cognitive ability after being a shut in for extended periods of time (~1 year+?)

I've been playing video games, listening to instrumental music, and lounging in my room for the past few months and I've noticed that when I do go out and communicate with other people, I tend to misunderstand even the most basic information that's relayed to me. Not only that,whenever someone implies something indirectly to me, I'll miss the implied information and feel like a dunce afterwards, which can only be alleviated by further isolating myself. I feel like an old man with alzheimers and i'm not even in my 20s yet…at this rate I may as well condemn myself to a reclusive life, get some pets, and avoid face to face/verbal communication with others altogether.
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As I slowly come out of my room into the real world, I am noticing changes in what I am interested in and what my attitude is towards things. It feels like someone else was put into my body. This was my choice, to join society, I know, but I didn't want to lose myself in the process.

I am afraid of what I am becoming. Has anyone else on /n/ experienced these types of feelings, and if so, how did you handle it?
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not NEET related

Not NEET related but I honestly have no one to talk to / no other forums that I trust like this one

I hate liking someone that I can't be with because:

1) we have NO similar interests
2) I'm technically an illegal immigrant with parents who don't give a shit what I do with my (restricted) life (I don't have my license = can't drive any where, etc.)
3) we barely talk irl and only talk online
4) my social skills are SHIT

yet despite my weird circumstance I still like them
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Hey guys.

How many of you take medicines for axiety, depression, etc?
Talking about the prescription ones, like benzos and such.
I'm on a withdrawal and just want do die…my mother used to share her prescription of alprazolam with me, and now she officially denied me as son.
So no pills for me.

How do you live with medicines, anons?
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Do you ever feel like your life has become too repetitive?
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It's weird. By all accounts my life is finally in an upswing. I'm on course to finish my associate's degree next may, and to return to the university I dropped out to finish a bachelor's by 2016.

I also escaped from a nightmarish overnight schedule stocking shelves - by, strangely enough, making enough monthly writing fetish fiction. Still - a more fulfilling job than stocking shelves.

I've even battled my social anxiety (that caused me to initially drop out in the first place) to the point where I can actually bring myself to somewhat social events without needing a friend for comfort. I guess that's the best thing I can thank wal mart for.

Anyway… despite all this, I feel more disconnected than ever before.

I never really noticed before, but now that I'm 23, I realize that… well, nobody actually cares. Everyone is so wrapped up in their own existences that I'm not even a blip on their personal radars unless I force myself into their lives - and that's the thing, I don't want to.

My best friend and I had a falling out early this year, and despite some efforts on my part, he didn't want to take any time at all to repair what we had. After enough time apart, I realized I didn't even truly know him. He never opened up.

Another friend and I started hanging out all the time. She would even go so far as to get out of work early just to grab coffee with me. Then suddenly, as soon as she got a somewhat higher tier job (teacher) she can't find the time of day to hang out more than twice over the span of literal 7 months - despite constantly filling her schedule with other activities with other people.

She claims it isn't me. I'm not sure if she's a liar, or somehow deluded herself in bout of cognitive dissonance to retain her self righteousness.

And then it hit me. I simultaneously know everything and nothing about everyone around me.

I don't know when it happened, or how, but I can almost immediately discern an entire person's emotional profile with just a few cues.

Then I realized the sheer disparity of disconnect. Everything started to click. The dualities and hypocrisies of the human condition. How we're so insignificant, yet simultaneously infinitely important in the vast unfathomably large existence we are apart of.

And goddamn. I'm so lonely. It's been literal years since I've been with a woman. A little under 4 to be precise. November of 2010 was when my second (and last) relationship ended.

I guess I'm not a kissless virgin, but, fuck, I may as well be at this point since it's been so long.

I'm not even sure if I'm attractive. Been told by fair number of girls I am. Been told by guys I'm ugly. Can't even judge myself. Sometimes I look great in mirror, and can't believe I'm not a model. Sometimes I'm so ugly I literally can't bare to look at myself.

So cold. I keep telling myself I'm going to get /fit/ and get /fa/ but goddammit I know that's not going to happen. Still too socially anxious to go to a gym.

Even so, don't know how I could realistically date someone while living at home. don't know how i can date someone without being too clingy.

I have such beautiful hair. When it's all washed and brushed, could be a dark-haired young reinhard. But even that is receding it seems.

Everything grows and decays. Spirals.

And goddamn nobody is going to read this or care - yet I so desperately want you to. Anyone. I need attention. An insecure attention whore i am.

Please, anyone, I don't think I can save myself. I'm drowning here.
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Is this the only board on the site that gets a regular flow of activity?
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Activities for 1 (hobbies?)

What are some things that you guys do in order to occupy yourself, whilst making your day seem more structured/purposeful? Other than the standard of video games/anime, what other hobbies do you have?

I enjoy going for walks (especially when it snows) or staring out the windows if it's raining. I've also been trying my hand at art (mainly just doodles for now), poetry and writing, and the guitar (along with the piano).

I know there's an older thread, but I didn't want to necro, so what's new?
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How do I become a NEET

Life is constant misery and I hate myself but am not able to commit sudoku because I'm a coward. I would rather be miserable doing nothing than be miserable having a job with regular 12 hour shifts and overtime. How do I stop doing all that and start being a NEET?
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I am I only one who thinks this looks exactly like a hip bone?
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Hey, have you guys checked out wizardchan? They seem to share much of the same problems we do. Since there aren't many (english) NEET/hiki sites I know of, I thought it would be nice to share. Do you know any other NEET/hiki communities yourself?
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Hello fellow /n/erds, I'm in college right now and because of my program of study, I have to start attending classes on campus instead of taking them online. Taking online classes is going pretty well. Having to go to campus 3 times a week won't work, though. Not because I don't have the transportation, but because I'll just skip class due to both laziness and anxiety.

I've come to accept this about myself. Unfortunately, I can't just "quit" college until I find a solution; I have student loans to pay when I'm finished with my degree (not that much so far, only ~2k) and you only have a six month grace period until you need to repay. Having said that, I'm at a loss right now. Does anybody have any ideas? I'm from the United States if that helps.

Honestly I just want to go NEET again (I was a NEET for 5 years before going back to school) until I figure something out but I have no way of paying back what I owe to the government. Aghgf ;_;
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Daily routine

What is your daily routine as a NEET and or Hikikomori? I Just made a blog with the first post being my daily routine and I wanted to hear what you guys like to do.
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i feel so lazy now. i plan to write a programm in c# about some server things because when i do it i feel better. but i dont. i play in 3d yume nikki and procrastinating.
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Do any of you live in squalor like myself? I realize that living like this is disgusting, horrible, and repulsive. I wish I could fix this, but I just can't…

pic somewhat related, kind of like my room but more boxes and shit instead of clothes and random stuff

>a state of being extremely dirty and unpleasant, especially as a result of poverty or neglect.
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How much do you pay for rent, /n/? And if you don't pay rent, where are you living?

I pay almost 800 dollars for rent a month but I can't afford it so I'm being evicted tomorrow. Living in a college town is the worst.

Pic unrelated.
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>create OKC profile
>fill all the information in with my own personality, complete honest, no cliches, no trying too hard, just me
>set gender to bisexual female
>use some random girl photo

In the space of about 5 days I was constantly complimented on how awesome I am, how great my music taste is, I was invited out for coffee and drinks by men AND women on a daily basis, I got into very long, interesting conversations about all sorts of subjects, I was told multiple times that I have the most interesting profile on the site. I felt happy… I felt like I was finally a proper person.

Now I'm not transgendered. So I'll have to accept this is just how life works. But it's amazing to me that the only thing standing between me having a rich, full social life and being a complete basement dweller is being born male. That's seriously all there is. None of those people would have cared about me if I was honest about my gender. None of them.
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This board

Nothing specific but I am interested, how many of you users are actually neet? It is hard to imagine so many people not working/studying etc, and I think the fashion of the site makes people post as neet sometimes while they are not, I noticed a few cases, thoughts?
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I have NO idea where the original post is for the last one, and high bets it's been buried into the depths. So until it gets resurrected again in some manner, this will have to do.

So fellow NEETs, you involved with any sort of communities? Internet-wise and/or real life-wise?

I'm part of a small Tumblr community myself, and I'm slowly intergrating myself into a few Miiverse communities [mostly YouTube and Super Smash Brothers 4], as well as the Vinesauce community on Steam.
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NEET songs

Any songs out there that you can relate to as a NEET?

This is one of my favorites.
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anyone else suffering from brain atrophy due to lack of stimulation? being a shut-in really fucks you up.
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It's snowing outside today. It's time to take out the winter clothes and prepare my room so it can be cozy all winter. I wish I could hibernate sometimes.

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Do you guys think that a character that is NEET or hikikomori could be a strong protagonist for a story?
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Skype: thehideousbirdchild

Looking for someone who I can talk to about anything. In return I'll offer the same.
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How do people make friends?

I cant help wonder how people manage to make friends, normal people that is.
I went out drinking in a few bars, yet everyone there seems to already have friends and be with them.
Its such a waste going out and pretending to talk to friends on the phone.
How could it be expected to meet someone at such places?
You dont want to come up as intruding or creepy, so how do people somehow approach one another?
Not knowing what to say is also a thing for me, but thats a different matter.

I just dont get it.
Stupid spam filter wouldnt let me post.
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How do you overcome social anxiety?

Hello /n/.
I have a problem which I can't deal with myself. Most of the time I get anxious and afraid when people are around. I can't eat in a public place, sometimes I can't go to a party with friends and I can't even get into college because of my fear. Have someone experienced this ? How are you dealing with it?
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i don't want to be a neet.

i actively try to get a job and better myself and see my friends but i have so few and i haven't gotten a job in 2 years applications worth. but nope. here i am. smoking dope everyday and fucking posting here. ugh.
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Women cannot be NEET

Stay-at-home spouses are not NEETs, because NEET is a social classification of people who are expected to be in school or training, but choose or forced not to. According to Wikipedia:

>In the United Kingdom, the classification comprises people aged between 16 and 24 (some 16-year-olds are still of compulsory school age); the subgroup of NEETs aged 16–18 is frequently of particular focus. In Japan, the classification comprises people aged between 15 and 34 who are unemployed, not engaged in housework, not enrolled in school or work-related training, and not seeking work.

"Some believe that Japanese NEETs include many who have rejected the accepted social model of adulthood. They are said to not actively seek full-time employment after graduation, or further training to obtain marketable job skills through the governmental Hello Work schemes. This is often portrayed as a reaction against the traditional career path of the salaryman. "

Saying you can be a househusband or housewife and be NEET is like saying a retired person can be a NEET. They are different stages of life.
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The MISAKI project

Im sick of everyone here being all talk and no action.

If you post in this thread, I will personally go out of my way to help your depression and NEET ways. Just say what you need. Everyone needs help once in a while!
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How long can you go without sleep, and how often do you do so?

Right now, I'm 36 hours awake and I've never felt better.
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Neet colony?

Imaging now just hypothetically, just for like imagination.
What if there was some kind of neet colony where we could live and "work" almost outside from the world.

Here is my kind of image for this sort of thing.
Suppose like a large farm of sorts , somewhere desolate and quiet where we would grow plants and everyone would have to do some amount of chores from a list of things to be done to keep things running.
Profit would be distributed minus some common fee to pay for all the stuff.

Now i think there would be wifi and maybe a central storage for sharing multimedial stuff so not everyone would end up torrenting the same shit and also to organize stuff.
Everyone would get a small room with bed since i suppose space would be an issue there, but i think people would be content with that.
Maybe even a few double rooms for people who dont mind a room mate.
I guess sanitary and eating space would shared to spare some room too.
Someone would take the role of having to deal with the outside world like buying and selling stuff, but otherwise nearly anything would happen on the inside.

I guess there isnt much else to be considered.

Could you imagine living in such a way?
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Outdoor acitvities

I wonder what kind of outdoor activites you people do in your free time?

I go out on walks sometimes short and once in a while some long ones.
Sometimes i sit down on a bench and just try relaxing.

I wish i could do something else, but i just have no ideas.
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there's nothing to live for anymore
i hate everything about my life, i hate evrything about society, life in general
i dont want o be here anymore
i dont want to be here anymore
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I have officially failed 3 interviews in total, NEET. I can't even get a job at Walmart. I'm simply not capable of passing an interview or possibly even holding one of those jobs for a period of time.

What do? I'm feeling more and more inadequate every day.
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How do I become a NEET?

I don't want to kill myself, not yet, call me in a couple years. I just want to drop out of life, play vidya and get NeetBux.

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Internet is a great thing

I have social anxiety so i tend to sweat a lot during the day,i end up using more clothes to hide the smell,but summer is coming in my country,any advice?
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Being alone sucks. I try to not think about it too much and keep myself busy with videogames but when I go to bed it comes back

how do you cope?
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video podcasts

is anybody else into them?
they fill the void that my lack of human interaction has left me with

I'm really into the joe rogan and deathsquad podcasts.

anybody else know some good ones?
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You know the drill, /n/.
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What is life without the context of others?

I'm wondering what this is all for if I can't share it with anyone
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>be unemployed
>wanna be employed
>be employed
>wanna be unemployed
>be unemployed
>wanna be employed

Now i'm in school again, and want to be a full on neet hikikomori, then after 2 years an fucking hero

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hang in there!!!!
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Neet\hikikomori use drugs?
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dat moment when you ask someone if they want to hang out somewhere, they say they have no monies. then they make a status asking if people wanna get drinks.

least i tried. fuckin people.
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Fuck this hell hole earth

I spend over 23 hours per day in my room doing nothing but reading the economic, moral, financial, and military collapse of the United States. I firmly believe that the United States will break up into pieces into at least 3 or 4 countries. I just don't know what to do. Its all about every man woman and child for themselves. Its all about shifting the burden. Shifting the cost of existing to someone else. I hate this shifting the burden to survive bulkshit. I'm 26. No degree 82 credits. No money. No nothing. What am I supposed to do? Work some piece of shit minimum wage job so some multi millionaire/billionaire can make even more billions and millions all while shifting the burden onto my back? Fuck that garbage. I hate this fucking world bullshit competition popularity contest hr bullshit every man for himself garbage. No one cares. Everyone dies. Nothing will be done by anyone one. So lets all get bullshit min wage jobs that don't even pay enough to fucking live while some rich person that doesn't even know you gets richer. I hate capitalism communism and socialism. Why? Because they all end the same exact way. A few rich psychopath control freaks controlling everything with all the money and guns and everyone else fucking off until they die. Fuck this world. I hate it. I ddon't know what to do or what I'm doing. I don't know. I dont know I dont know
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Trans neets, hows life going for you?

I remember there being a thread for this before but I dont wanna be that guy who bumps an old thread.
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Hey, /n/

If you could wish for anything, what would it be?
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Bad People?

What is your general opinion over how good or evil people are?

Do you believe people are generally good or evil?
Do you believe people are born good but just corrupted or born as self-serving creatures that are forced by society to be slightly less selfish?
Do you think there are just some people who are inherently good or bad and not a thing in the world can change that?
Do you think everyone feels guilt and remorse over the bad things they do?
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So what are your plans for the future? A while ago I decided I wasn't going to put forth any further effort to secure a future for myself beyond what's absolutely required of me, i.e making sure I don't get kicked out by the hand that feeds. It's working out pretty well so far, but I know it's not sustainable. Regardless, I feel alright about the whole thing, which is a lot more than I could say a year ago, when I would constantly panic about my lack of direction. Whatever works I guess. How about you guys?
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So, today I got over the stepping stone 90% of so called 'writers' never even approach - I completed the first draft of my novel.

How is that relevant to NEET? Well, for a good 24hrs I actually didn't feel like an utter, despicable failure at life and all therein. Even if nothing will come out of it in the end, the moment was glorious.

Back to the bitter trough of self-hate now…
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I don't know what it is. I am not depressed, I just hate almost everything in this world. I feel like there is something extremely wrong on how this planet works. The competition is basically everywhere like humankind can't just live in peace. This makes life terribly hard to deal with. I'm tired of people who accuse me of being a depressed one with no life like they know what is a real life. I already said I am not depressed just extremely apathetic. I'm sick of this situation, why life has to be so difficult? Probably I can be considered a misanthrope but I don't really care. I wonder if anyone feels more or less like this.
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What does it mean to be mature or childish?
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Hi /n/. I made a Yume Nikki board on 8chan.co if any of you are interested.

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Dealing with loneliness?

I really want at least someone to talk to, but I always find myself too anxious, emotional, or generally uncomfortable to actually handle interactions.
I know there's an IRC here, and people make skype groups, but I really can't handle group conversations, and I can rarely handle 1-on-1 conversations. I usually end up getting upset, scared, or just being unable to continue the conversation. Starting up other ones is difficult too.. It's very frustrating, and I feel dumb for having so many issues with such a basic part of existing.
I really just don't know what to do, do any of you have tips on handling it?
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how to be a neet

hi /n/. so I turned 18 a week ago. currently at community college trying to earn high school credits. I'll be here for awhile but when the time comes and I graduate I'll have no idea where to go from there.

>missed a whole year of school

>neet the entire time
>tried to go back to school
>wasn't working so I dropped out again, now I'm here in cc.

I don't want to work. I don't want to find a career. I don't want to move into a house, get married, and have to worry about a mortgage. All of this requires responsibility and effort and I seriously lack in all feilds. I just want to live in a small apartment w/internet by myself for the rest of my life. So I'm here, because I can't find one thing telling me how I can do this. I'm not looking for a fancy apartment and have money to blow on useless shit. I just want to be able to pay rent, internet, and small amounts of food. I need advice.
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How many of you NEET's are in a relationship? How is t going between you two? Is it online? Is it irl?
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What other online communities are you guys a part of?
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Smoking was supposed to make me cool

I recently started smoking since it helped calming down my social anxiety,but now it barely helps,does it happens to anybody else? I need some advice on what to do
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Physically disabled NEET?

I was wondering if there's any NEETs who have physical illnesses that have contributed to them being unable to go outside or function?
I have a lot of chronic pain/nausea, a practically non-functional digestive system, and other things, which make it almost impossible for me to go outside. It also makes eating and sleeping very difficult, so, I was wondering if there's someone like me?
If there is, do any of you go outside for treatment? I need to leave the house for things like IVs, and doctor's appointments, but a lot of the time I can't.
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What are your guy's sleep schedules like? Mine has gotten entirely out of control; I try to set my alarm for like 2-3pm and I still usually end up turning it off and sleeping until 4 (which is still uncomfortable, I could easily sleep until 5-6pm if I wanted). I'm in in endless cycle of not wanting to wake up and not wanting to sleep. The worst part is the sun comes up wayyy too early this time of year so I'm pretty much forced to call it a night around 6am. Winter can't come soon enough.
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Everyone I like,
doesn't like me back.

Those who I wish to escape from,
end up pulling me close to them.

I don't understand why life has to be this way. It hurts so much. Please help.
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I'm new here, is this a good site? I was turned of by the shitty theme and just found out I can change it :3
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Driving licenses

Any NEETs here without there driving license? I'm 19 and I don't have mine. I've had some pretty bad experiences on the road. Not with driving but more with the people who were in the car with me.

>First time I went driving my older brother yelled and even hit me.

>Said bad things to constantly put me down.
>Tried driving with my dad but that just ended in more negative feedback
>Tried with a driving instructor and still more negative feedback.

I didn't think I was a bad driver but 'they' kept picking on stuff and it slowly took away my confidence.

Now I avoid driving at all costs because of all the bad experiences I've had.

That isn't good either where I live since everyone sees a driving license as a rite of passage….
Anyway I will stop rambling now.
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Those of you who get govbux, what do you spend it on? Bills like a responsible adult? Or other things
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paste whatever you have copied
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Dealing with hatered and anger?

I feel like im about to burst out, kill my family and neighbors.
I even want to go against the entire world itself, i hate everything now.
Looking at almost anything from any aspect causes me dread and anger.
Ofcourse i wouldnt actually do that but i have an urge to.
If i werent so rational and in control of myself id probably do it, but this mechanism in itself relsults in me only stowing up my agression.

The real problem is my anger consumes my thoughts, i cant really think properly most of the time.
I feel like fighting the world, but i cant focus on a strategy and i have no outlet for my anger, and dont tell me to do videogames.
I have no idea what to do about it.
If i had money id go to a nasty bar, get drunk and have my ass kicked, it would probably help me more than it would hurt me, alteast in the short term.

lt;dr how to deal with building up agression?
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Why do people hate other people for liking certain things? I have been experiencing this frequently as of late… Such as people hating me for wanting to be a girl, or being into practically every fetish when it comes to hentai like femdom, futa, loli, and guro (although i guess hate for the latter makes sense). *Sighs* It feels impossible to relate to anyone… i can't help that i like what i ilike
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I am scared /n/,
Im 24y/o atm, i've dropped out of college two times in the past 3 years due to anxiety, heavy depression (currently 10 months of neeting, barely leaving the house)
i live in europe, first i studied at the public uni, then i moved to the private, it costed me quite alot of money, my parents were funding it for like 1.5 years, wanted me to take a loan but i felt bad about it, couldnt handle the pressure from them and from all the school stuff so i just abandoned ship completely, my parents were rly upset my dad even told me once that they believe ill give them back that wasted money… i feel so bad about that. now i thought about studying again, but the only thing i believe i could handle is also a private uni but in a different city. i have a friend with similar problems like me who study there but he is younger and he live in that city..
im gonna be 25 y/o in the next year so i believe i have no chance for a student loan, and even with a loan ill still be short for some money if i have to think about renting a place to live in a different city.

i have no clue what to do with myself no more, i was looking for a job but the only valiable for me were heavy lifting and other primitive shit, i dont want to work like that, i completly dont know what to do now, my parents keep pressure on me i think even they abandoned the idea of me graduating of of college, no one believe in me anymore, im lost.

sorry for all the grammar mistakes
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Will you guys help me write a book on how to be a NEET? A sort of NEETs guide to the galaxy? I've been a NEET for a couple years and its been incredibly difficult just to get enough money for food. I'd hate for anyone to suffer like that, so I decided to write a guide using my experience.
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At what age does there stop being hope for someone who is NEET? I graduated uni almost 5 years ago (shit degree, don't ask), will be 28 in a couple of weeks time, and feel I'm pretty much fucked now.
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How do you generate monetary income, /n/?

How do you pay for food/Internet/etc.?
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>parents tell you they are proud
>finally starts a life long dream of becoming freelance illustrator because I hate a narrow-sighted boss and employees who boss you around, also dislikes small talks
>get complains from family to get a stable job because my career is no project=no money.
>still persist of chosen career but with pressure.

How do you cope with these kind of situations?
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I think I want to finally get a job. I've been NEET and almost a complete shut-in for several years now. I never had a job before. Going outside into the world and interacting with strangers basically terrifies me, I haven't done it for so long. The responsibility of a job, even if it's something really simple, scares me.

I don't know what job to get, not that there is many I could get (I have my GED though). I could be a cashier or stock shelves at a local store, or work in fast food. I would probably hate it. A restaurant doesn't sound that bad, but the pressure of interacting with all my co-workers, taking orders for the customers, and carrying around plates of food I'll probably drop, I don't know how that will go.

I'm so used to sitting here inside my house, I can't handle things very well. If I have a panic attack on the job I'll probably get fired. Being in the outside world with all those strangers all at once is going to fuck me up. Simply talking to a stranger by myself about anything is enough to have adrenaline flowing through my body to the point where my heart is racing, I'm sweating, and I'm talking too fast and erratic. If I ever went into a job interview like that they would wonder what is wrong with me, they would think I'm on drugs. That's a physical reaction I can't even help, it's adrenaline, there's nothing I could even mentally do to stop that from happening, and it would happen. Of course it wouldn't happen much if I got used to it over the course of time, I don't how you expect me to initially get over it.

I don't know if I'll be able to do this. I wish I could get a job where there was cute co-workers like hataraku maou-sama. Anyone else know this chair?
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Why does it feel like everyone here is depressed? Not everyone on this board can have a depression disorder, can they? I'm not a neet because I feel like I can't do anything. I'm a neet because I don't want to do anything anymore. From here on it's just a simple machine life of making money off of your knowledge. I don't wanna do that, I want to learn more. Which is why I sit at home, learning things through not-so-personal social interaction.

I'm 26 and have never had a job in my life.
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God isn't real. I've convinced myself of that. I don't want to go into details because I'd be going on forever but I'm in the most hopeless situation one could think of.

There's no light at the end of the tunnel. My only options are to wait for death or to hope for a miracle that will most likely never happen. I won't even have internet to pass the time.

I've never done anything considerably wrong, I had a rather passive life. My family members often commented on how kind I was and scolded me for how I always put others before myself.

So tell me, /n/. Why do bad things happen to good people? Why does it always seem the bad people get all the good things and the good people are left to the dirt?
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>attempt to lose NEET status by enrolling in community college this semester
>successfully manage to do that, but not without struggle and hiccups
>taking mostly online classes because know I can't handle going every day
>take on class on campus in hopes of being able to slowly transition
>1 day a week sociology class
>only has 10 people in it because of obscure time and location (6pm-8:45pm)
>contemplating dropping class all week
>it's tonight

I don't think I can do it, NEETs
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The Foods We Eat

What kinds of things do you put into your body, /n/?

I've recently been researching breatharianism and other diets lately, and they all sound lovely (scary), but I don't feel like I'm ready for it, and, I still have emotional ties to certain foods, which scares me.
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Hey guys. Did you ever thinked that maybe there's something wrong with normal people and not whith us? They're hypocritical, traitors, arrongant, ignorant, they hate the "different ones" for no reason etc. I always had bad experiences in my life I know. I have this thought lately who agree with me?
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So, what was it?
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So, fellow NEETs, do any of you identify better with a species that are NOT human?

it can be anything from animals, to fantasy races to even robots!

Something where you feel you'd be more comfortable as than a human, or would be more welcome in a society of non-humans.
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Today I've learned that I'm going to be unemployed (all part-time workers at my job are getting laid off as a result of a boycott) past Saturday.

As much as I like having a job so I can pay for my apartment and never have to leave aside from work, I only have entry-level retail experience. Finding another job is going to be a ridiculous ordeal that will likely last longer than it'll take to find a new job. With no savings, things aren't looking very good.

Odds are, I'm going to have to lean on the government and desperately search for work, ultimately putting off my goal of getting back to college and getting a degree that I can put towards an actual career.

I've been on this path before, and it lead to spending two+ years living out of a friend's house, doing nothing with my life. Anyone else been in a similar position? I'm hoping I can do some freelance work to supplement whatever government benefits/unemployment I qualify for and hope I don't have to leave my house anymore, aside from my plans for the future.
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Can we have a thread for the all the little things that make life just a bit more bearable? Every thread on the front page except for the drug thread is mostly negative and contrary to popular belief, NEET life is supposed to be about taking it easy, not hating yourself 24/7. What are some little things that you can always count on to cheer you up?

Today my grandma finally went grocery shopping. Shit man I was seriously starting to starve to death but walking into the kitchen and seeing those bags on the counter almost made it worth it
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Whats your best and worst experiences with roommates? How did they feel about your neetdom?

Ive never had one (never even shared a bedroom) so Im interested in finding out what theyre like… Sorry if this thread is a shitpost.
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Depression about the future

I feel great dishonour from being a NEET, which makes me depressed.

I'm 21, but I don't think I'll ever get my license, a job, let alone a wife. I still live with my mom, only went to college for one semester, and only leave the house when I go to church. I don't know how I'm going to survive when I'm finally on my own.

How do y'all deal with these sort of doubts and thoughts? What can I do to get over my unintentional reclusiveness?

I wish my family were farmers, so I didn't have to deal with this shit.
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Mental Illness

What plagues, you, /n/? Do you have bad wiring upstairs and how do you manage it?

I've got severe depression, ADHD, and bad bipolar which is possibly borderline personality disorder. I don't really manage any of it and it's destroyed all of my friendships beyond repair.
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Reaching a new low

The only reason i am still healthy is because i eat eggs everyday. For breakfast, for lunch, as a snack annd for dinner. It's the only food i can get for "free", that said, there's an egg farm a few houses down the road.
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Are you in control of your Imagination? Totally? Partially? Not at all?

I can give my imagination ideas, and then it runs with them. For example, I might try to imagine two people in a forest, but after a moment there may be three people in the forest, and I can't change it back. And after a few moments, they might start moving on their own. Sometimes my imagination even rejects an idea as infeasible in the scenario I'm creating.

Sometimes something I'm imagining starts spinning and I can't stop it.

It's basically like a separate entity I can communicate with but don't have much control over.
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I feel like the one thing stopping me from completely shutting myself out from the outside world is the law. It's not a problem in some places, but where I live the law dictates I have to finish high school then pass a test or some shit, and then I'm allowed to do whatever before going to university. Thing is, I'm not putting up with people for that long. How do I get around that? Sorry if this has an obvious answer.
Also I like the pic.
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I made a video


Funny or not?
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Anyone else relate to these feels?


Anyone else relate to these feels?
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The people I live with as a NEET, while providing me with basic life necessities, are suffocating me. My imagination, usually vibrant and without limits, dies out around them and I become jaded, just like them. It's not their fault, that's just the way they are and I can't do much about that. My room used to be bound by dark curtains so that I was able to immerse and distract myself from their presence, but this is not the case anymore. Now I'm stuck having to acknowledge that they are on the other side of the door.

I could somehow use this longing to live alone in a place far away to get a job, but then I would be locked into a lifelong contract of misery, going by the assumption that they wouldn't let me come back to live with them for nothing once they've seen that I am "capable" of holding down a job. And I doubt I'd want to, anyway, at that point. It seems like either way is a dead end.

/n/, can you tell me about the people you live(d) with during your days as a NEET and how you felt being around them? Do you prefer solitude or company?
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you are loved ubuu
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Memory Issues

How many of you can't remember most of your life?

My memories are hazy after a day and fade almost completely after a week or so, leaving only things that really stood out and some random cruft. I've recently learned that several people I know on the Internet and in real life have this same issue.

Also, do you have trouble with remembering things differently than they happened, or remembering things that apparently never happened?
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Hi :D
My name is Adrian and i am a swiss student in my last year of school. During thiy year, we have to write a big assignment about any topic we want. For this, i chose HIkkikomori or NEET. BEcause of this, i would like you all to support me and quickly answer this survey: https://de.surveymonkey.com/s/JC9H2W5 if you want to contact me, feel free to do so at: ad.z.e@hotmail.com

Looking forward to your answers

Adrian Zermin
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Do you too feel sad because Desuchan seems so empty? It breaks my heart to see chans in general and in particular the ones I loved to be hollowed out.
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Whats the most hopeless situation youve ever been in /n/?
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This is a picture of a company where the people who work there are by many considered being succesfull. The slogan reveals the idea many people have that if you work hard and do something specitic better than others, you too might be able to work in a place where such expectional people work and be called succesfull as well.

I assume that being part of society requires one to compete with others in various aspects in prospect of various rewards, such as social validation, income and sex, in the hope that in the end will aid one to become happier or as happy as others. Some decided or found out that they aren't fit to be part of and compete in society. Is it possible while being a social creature to become happy and/or as happy as people who are part of society and compete in it?

I am afraid most of us cannot as most of us are not built in such a way. Fighting against our nature is a battle we will lose in the end.
However, not everyone has as much chance in life to become as happy as others can become.

Many cannot quit the ratrace, but at the same never have a fair chance at competing.

How can one live with this contradiction?
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Ok uboachan, I seriously need your help.

I'm moving to a new house, and I can desig my new room as I want, should I go for the kawaii pink-ish girly dream room I've always wanted or should I do a spaceship inspired room to feel like mai husbandu masada?
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Please don't kill yourself.
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Audio "autobiography" of a neet

I plan to soon record my thoughts, observations and reflections of my life on audio.
I am probably the last person on earth who should do this seeing as i have nearly no experiences of any kind whatsoever and will likely not have much more.
Perhaps looking at things from the outside is the only way to see things as they really are.
As you likely imagine it will be full with very gloom, depressing and cold view points.
Most of my conclusions are overanalysed based on outside observations from TV and internet and occasionally from watching people.

I do this in hope that i may gain some order and clarity of my inner chaotic constant in pieces laying thoughts.
Chances are im totally insane and deluded and everything i think might be false, but this is my only chance to ever make any kind of sense of things as they may be.

I will put it available for free on the net because i think it might be of help for others too and some of the things i have to say are probably important.
Since i am a lazy and chaotic person i will write down only the index of chapters and go outside
will induce myself for every chapter and go to a nice quite place with a bottle of alcohol to loosen myself up and start recording my freeflowing thoughts on these subjects.

Il post a list of keywords once i clean it up.
I will use it then later to build up my chapters.
Since its my story i cant just put in what others think, but since this board influenced me i would gladly try mentioning stuff you guys think is important that it be said.
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What would it be like to be a NEET in Alaska?
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Have you ever noticed how we all see the world just vaguely the same way? How much of the world is "absolute" reality, and how much is dependent on our individual perception? What if we are all just living in a sort of "consensus reality" which is entirely a product of the combined consciousness of mankind?
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I have the next few months off and figured I might as well do something productive, so I've been trying to pick up hobbies. Started on a new crochet plushie and am trying to learn how to cook but it seems to be hard to find a good youtube channel for it. Anyone know any good videos for someone new to cooking?

Also, what do you guys do for fun? Post projects/pictures if ya got em!

>Pic related, my only cooking experience
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Can any Australians here tell me how to get autismbux?
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Does /n/ have a New Year's Resolution?

I honestly just want to find a way to support myself without getting a job.
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Why are you so withdrawn from society?
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Do you guys cry sometimes? And if so do you have specific reasons or is it just the generic loneliness feeling of worthlessness and etc? Also how often do you do?

I dont sob or rarely, a the last few days ago i felt like it, but didnt really cry.
I kind of wish i did but the apathy dragged me down so much i cant even anymore, its usually so relieving.

As for the why, its being the sterotype loser neet and i feel like i wasted my life and generally am a worthless excuse for a human.
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Hello, /n/. My name is Anonymous, and I am both NEET and a hikikomori. My life has hit an all time low as my parents have scheduled for me to see a conclave of doctors to diagnose and presumably drug me, but that's not the real problem. The problem is they're giving me an allowance too. This humiliating turn of events has convinced me as to the necessity of my immediate doom, therefore, I must create an elixir thereof. I live near a forest full of common herbs and whatnot, and have a decent grasp on medieval chemistry and alchemy. I am willing to break my hikikomori streak and spend money on this quest. I will either make the best tea ever or die having accidently made the best poison ever. How should I start my ignorant botany quest?
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Hey /n/, what's your opinion of yourself? Do you have much self-respect? I've been a NEET for awhile now (dropped out of school, I could explain why but it's probably a boring irrelevance) and really, I view myself as being pretty respectable and good in some ways and shitty in others. I think the modern conception of self-esteem and everyone being perfectly wonderful and everyone needing to be made to believe that is kind of bullshit, and I think that encouraging people to think they're all fantastic and should think irrationally highly of themselves tends to breed narcissists more than anything else, but since you and I live essentially pursuing our own comforts doesn't that impact your view of yourself? It runs contrary to what seems like the predominant values people use to judge others, and it also seems as if even if you recognize that you're living in the way you are for perfectly good reasons and without really harming anyone you may still think poorly of yourselves for it.

I don't seem to be too much affected by my own opinion of myself a lot of the time but I do feel a need for validation, and I get enough of a sense of accomplishment from doing certain things that I really don't think too badly of myself. I've actually gotten a story of mine published, and the person who got it published for me would apparently be up for printing more stuff of mine; that person is someone I actually have respect for and see as intelligent and having pretty good taste. I assumed when he chose to publish the story in question that he was simply doing it to fill room (he was printing a collection of the works of local authors) but he said he actually saw a certain charm to it, and so did others, and that made me feel more than a little better about not really being of much benefit to anyone or anything.

Sorry if that seemed like a story I told just to gratuitously congratulate myself, I couldn't think of much else to cite from my own life to explain the occasional sense of accomplishment I get that, more than anything else, seems to keep me from perpetually seeing myself as a worthless piece of shit.

The question stands, do you think much of yourself? If so why? If not why not? Can you define why you do? Is it in accordance to any values you see yourself having or just ego or neuroses?
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How does one make new friends?

My current friend group is contributing to my anxiety, so I feel like I should make some new friends. But seeing as how I'm socially challenged, it seems like an impossibility.
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When I was all in for this lifestyle, I accepted that I wouldn't live past 30, which made feel okay doing the same thing in my room every day.

Then I felt death and how precious life is, changed my plans.

The problem is that a commitment to experience an extraordinary life doesn't change me as a person. I'm still painfully average. Nobody wants to be around someone who is an empty vessel, and especially someone who hates themselves for being that way.

I get extremely upset when I read about someone who has done lots of cool things. It's like reading fiction. And it's completely out of my reach. And time is passing no matter what.

Maybe you don't care about living an atypical life, but if you listen closely, is there a voice telling you that you want something else? I'm only trying to ask you if you are afraid of regretting what you are doing now, over the span of these years, when you look back later on.
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Being ugly

Do any of you have a problem coping with your physical appearance? I have a big problem with it and I don't know what to do about it. Very heavy and painful burden. It hurts to go outside and know that everyone else is staring at me with disgust.
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general notice

What is a NEET? Is this board only for NEETs?

A NEET is someone not in education, employment, or training, thus the abbreviation. This board is for everyone, it was called NEET as a homage to /jp/.

I am socially awkward/I don't leave my house, does that make me a NEET?

It does not. While it is common amongst NEETs you don't have to be socially awkward or a shut-in to be a NEET, and vice versa. Someone who does not leave the house is called a hikkikomori - they might still work from home, making them non-NEET.

Does self-employment, being a housewife or doing chores make one non-NEET?

Someone who does those things is still a NEET, as it is not socially recognized as being employed, and in most cases is not a source of income.