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933 Name: ( ˃ ヮ˂) : 1993-09-6864 13:53

I should elaborate. I don't really have a problem with other people calling themselves something, as long as they're not annoying about it. For example, I'm fine if someone casually describes themselves as a nerd. But I'm not fine with most of these people.

This is why I try to stick with neutral terms that actually state what I am, even if they carry other connotations. Similar to how public organisations go from now-offensive words like "cripple" to descriptive ones like "wheelchair user", I'd rather describe myself as a "NEET" than a "bum". Or to follow >>932's example, I'd rather call myself a "shut-in" than a "hikikomori". Even though I can be described as all four.

Maybe I'm just a huge, pretentious hypocrite and I've let contemporary geek and wapanese stereotypes affect me too much.
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