Hikikomoris/Hikikomori wannabes: How do you make money for a living? (220)

1 Name: Anonymous : 2006-10-22 03:49 ID:Heaven

I was going to ask this question to the last poster in the Baby Human topic, but decided I should probably make atopic out of it.

Well, how do you survive? Live with your parents, work off the internet, live with other relatives, supported by girlfriend/friends, still go to school, still go to work, inheritage, participate in money farming?

Post your source of income here, along with your age, if you feel like it.

As for me: Age 21. I live with my parents, but most of my income comes from my community college (still trying to get through it). The rest comes from different things I've done online, like checks from those free Ipod sites and ads on sites I've ran.

171 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-08 12:08 ID:KOJDdTN2

I googled mentoring for my area after reading this and only found stuff I would never want to do (like plumbing)
where do I look for more info?

172 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-18 07:23 ID:V6fj2qIw

In regards to the original topic. I leech off my wealthy parents, i think it is one of the contributing factors as to why i became hikkimori, was because life, love and society got too much for me and instead of fighting for my survival i just retreated back to the comfort of my old home/room. I've been here for 2 nearly 3 years, barely leaving the house let alone my room. I'm now 27 and feel too old to re-enter society. I over indulge in various forms of escapism, books, anime, video-games, the internet and of course porn. yeah like most hikki's i've struggled with anxiety prior to sad and selfish lifestyle.

173 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-18 16:34 ID:L5viPkLh

I'm a hikky, but go to work. But i don't get much contact to other people there... so it's a win/fail situation for a hikky.
Well, atleast not a NEET. orz

174 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-18 16:38 ID:Heaven

>does not compute

175 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-19 20:05 ID:Heaven

go back to /b/

also why not work, it's like recovering. it was worser before for me.. still not the best yet.

176 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-20 07:59 ID:Heaven

Yes because you can go to work while being locked inside your room right? Gee, just because you're a shut-in does not mean you are a hikikomori. If you don't know what it means, don't use it.

177 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-26 18:42 ID:Oq1OK2Ey

>>176 And you don't know shit.

178 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-28 16:29 ID:mdL8VME9

I just got a job today. It's my first job in four years. I deliver pizza for a gourmet pizzeria in the downtown area of where I live. I'm 22 and before this all I've done is fast food industry stuff. When I was 16 I got my first job and hated it. I hate working, I wish I was a genius so I could think up a way to never have to work again. All I want to do is stay in my room and read my books, study and work towards a degree. But I don't have the money for school, I can't get a scholarship and for some reason I keep failing to get grants. I used some money I had saved up and bought an RV. I used to live at a camp ground, that was a pretty cool time in my life. Now I'm parked in my mom's back yard and I have to shit in the woods because my holding tanks fill up. I hate my life sometimes but then I think about all the ways that it's better than most peoples. I OWN my friggin road-house, I have a pretty cool lifestyle and once I get back on my feet I wont have to shit in the woods anymore. Delivering pizza is a nice job and I get to see some pretty weird shit. My job before this was delivering chinese food around the same area and I got to meet strippers, hookers, crack whores and homeless people on a day-to-day basis. It's a fun way to pass the time and make money. But I need a hobby, cause when I'm not working I'm jerkin off and my dick is getting pretty raw. Maybe I'll start building gundam models for my cock's sake. I know people that enjoy that and they seem like cool people. Oh, sorry for rambling, I do that often. I have to go back to work now.

179 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-28 19:13 ID:7AQX9iSV

if not, in which country do you lifte?

180 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-28 21:49 ID:mRvAm7F1


Who cares, that's an awesome story.

181 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-28 23:34 ID:Heaven

A hikkikomori is, by Japanese standards, someone who hasn't left his or her house in excess of six months. Going OUTSIDE to work means you have left the house, engaged in actual activities. Outside of your house. Which is not in your room. Which means you are a "recovering" "hikki", or just a dumbass who wishes he can label himself so he's speshul and more Japanese.

I thought this place was merely visited by people with some degree of intelect, since they tend to care about the facts somewhat. Too bad this is going down the dumps too.

182 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-29 02:57 ID:o5Hzrc1I


I live in the good'ol USA.

You kids and your elitist vocabulary. :3 I'll probably get flamed and told to goto hell for this BUT since hikkikiomori and shut-in basically mean the same thing can we just agree to use the ladder and end this nonsense? How many of us are actually japanese? Most of us are probably american and european. Why not embrace our own culture and stop being parasites. Living in this fantasy where you're a hikkiomori ota, just because you think it's cool isn't helping you recover from this illness you like to label yourself with.

Now if after reading this paragraph you have a moment of clarity do not be alarmed. This indicates only that you're still sane and that there is hope for you.

183 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-29 12:46 ID:jsG/p7Ae

Although I agree with you that giving yourself Zapanese labels is retarded. I am, and very much would like to keep beeing a parasite. Also, embracing your own culture and another culture with no problem. hurr

184 Name: Anonymous : 2009-10-30 00:34 ID:o5Hzrc1I

Oh I wasn't saying, or didn't mean to imply, that one couldn't embrace a foreign culture and lead a healthy lifestyle but I do see it causing an identity crisis here. You're going to keep running between the butt cheeks of society like a trapped gerbil if you don't come to terms with reality.

185 Name: davidbaer : 2010-01-08 13:12 ID:GRHNMF2X

Many companies all over the world need your opinions on their products. They will send you a simple online survey forms, where you need to fill it out and they pay you money.

The most remarkable thing about this paid survey program is that anyone can make money with it.
It doesn't require any special skills, training, education or previous business experience. You only need access to the Internet and basic typing skills.
It is the perfect home business for stay at home moms, students, home makers, retirees or anyone that is in need of some extra cash.


186 Name: printf(md5(acunetix_wvs_security_test));exit;// : 2010-09-22 18:44 ID:sBHr6YiP


187 Name: Anonymous : 2010-09-23 03:06 ID:Heaven

I know that this thread is ancient, but I'll post anyway.

I don't like going outside and when I do get coerced into leaving my room, I usually end up sweating profusely like I'm in a sauna and get really nervous.

I hate leaving my room, even to use the bathroom (which I then turn to empty water bottles), and when I have to shit I either wait until night when everyone is asleep or wait till I'm sure nobody will see me.

I want to kill myself since I've already dropped out of highschool and I know that I won't ever do anything with my life.

188 Name: Anonymous : 2010-09-25 03:55 ID:WAqJvwa7

Rich parents. The cure for all your blues.

189 Name: Otaryman : 2010-09-30 17:59 ID:Tk4m13WY

I really wanted to be Hiki one more time but my parents would rather killed me, so i was obligated to enter a college or make slave job .
I truly belive Hiki being the noblest way of life, fuck them! I dont want nothing from society at all, just living playing Eroge, reading manga and watching anime this is all i need to live a happy life, 3d girls ? they should all just die.

190 Name: Anonymous : 2010-10-02 00:58 ID:Heaven

Die in a fire.

You're thinking of NEETs', not hikkis', retard.

Is it so hard to understand that people who do anything to avoid even the slightest human contact by shutting themselves in their rooms, and even going so far as to piss in a fucking bottle to avoid people. It's not a temporary thing, it's not something you do because of a job, it's not something you do because it's fun. It's something you do out of pure fear, the kind of fear that you would much rather die than let a single person see you no matter who it is.

It's a horrible way to live and any semi-intelligent hikki knows this, which is why they turn to suicide, and if they can't do it then they know that it's just more time that they have to live a lonely, miserable, and pathetic existence until they either somehow manage to change themselves or just die. They usually die.

191 Name: 188 : 2010-10-27 00:37 ID:B8AoxMs9


That was a semi-joke, but fuck you anyway.

192 Name: Anonymous : 2010-10-28 06:17 ID:Heaven


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Go fuck yourself, you stupid piece of nigger shit.

193 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-02 07:57 ID:yPkS5umt

Drop the 'hikikomori', seriously. Just being a nerd living with your parents doesn't make you part of the big sociological problem that it is. Also there's a perfectly nice english term for it that we all are familiar with: NEET. And you guys that are studying don't even meet the requirements to be that either.

194 Name: Anonymous : 2010-11-08 17:30 ID:QRavA0p3

Hikki =/ NEET guis, seriously.

195 Name: 188 : 2010-12-07 03:07 ID:8TpkD7wh

>>192 I'll take that. Sorry for the stupid post, it was in fucking terrible taste.

196 Name: Anonymous : 2010-12-07 18:04 ID:Heaven

This is the funniest thread ever.

197 Name: julia : 2011-04-27 06:15 ID:uMTXDMLk

Question.. why not find a profession without the test-taking anxiety? like take up crafting leather (for real), making platemail, or moving somewhere remote and working as a forest ranger? There are lots of hiking/running hobbyists out there who wont talk your ear off.. sometimes a good long walk helps put it all into perspective. There are so many ways to live life.. don't buy the blue-print to success BS. Most people who look happy are really miserable.

BTW 27 years old is NOT useless. That's way young to be giving up. Lots of people respecialize or go back to school around 30 to try a new career path. The dirty secret is, after this last recession, the concept of a "career" is obsolete. Everyone's going to be freelanced/contracted labor eventually because thats how companys save money.

As a hiki or neet, you have advantages. You're ok living in smaller quarters, longer attention span, attention to patterns & detail, can live in remote places extros wouldn't dare, and you can get paid more by working night jobs which are generally undesirable to day-walkers. You just got to stop criticizing the character traits that make up who you are now, figure out what kind of critter you are, and get better at finding your tribe. Best of luck in your quest ~ you're not alone.

198 Name: julia : 2011-04-27 06:31 ID:uMTXDMLk

Sidenote about introverted character traits.. you realize (unless you have a kid) that you're at the end of your evolutionary line. If these character traits were so useless and bad, they would have been bred out of the gene pool centuries ago! There's a functional reason why you have the traits you do, which in different times could have meant you might have been the village shaman, scholar, night watchman, or ranger. Its really a shame how modern medicine tries to label everything a disease. You are a unique lifeform and the sooner you appreciate your rare gift of seeing things for what they are.. rather than what other people want you to see.. the sooner you can come to terms with how truly dissociative human societies are.

199 Name: lostandfound : 2012-03-07 06:35 ID:ZQIweeQy

this thread is over a year old but ill post anyway
i have always lived in fear of being seen by other people and so i shut myself off from any human contact what so ever
i dont have any friends
and i stay at home all the time
maybe it all started because i was too smart
i could see peoples face and read their minds i knew exactly what they thought about me i could see disgust and anger in their faces

and this grew on
but being that smart has its ups and downs
i knew i couldnt live in fear all the time and if i continued to live like i did i would surely end my life
even though making money off the internet made ends meet
i knew it wasnt enough
so i came up with a way to deal with it
i started going out starting with a few minutes by shutting off other people in my mind
i stopped seeing other peoples faces and reading their body language and how they reacted to me
for me when i went out it was only me
and so i continued my routine and i'm glad to say that i'm over it if not totally or completely
now i can go out and interact with other people
which far more than what i could do when i was cooped up at home

hope any one who reads it will understand and implement what i have done so that it can help you as well

if not come up with an easier solution much preferable to you like i did and come out.

200 Name: Anonymous : 2012-03-07 15:50 ID:VE0P2NpA

"Hikikomori" carries certain connotations that fit people here. We certainly meet the Japanese Ministry of Health's definition of what a hikikomori is. We are using it as a loan word, just as the Japanese took "NEET" from the UK. It's not just some half-baked attempt to feel Wapanese and important, though there's that too.

201 Name: Anon : 2012-08-20 15:50 ID:AmXsr6eP

I don't know if I'm a hiki, despite the fact that I don't leave my room, except when it's absolutely necessary (like for buying food or going to the bathroom). It's not like I don't want to do anything, but it just feels so pointless to muster all this energy and get out of my room, when there's no one who cares what you're doing (not even yourself). I could just lie in my bed and stare on the ceiling all day, my head feels so empty and I doubt that I feel like any other person around me. Everything I do or try is so useless, as if it'd matter if I graduate properly, because there's not even the slightest chance that I'll be able to get a decent occupation or go to university. I don't think that I could face all these alien people, who think that shut-ins should just stop being lazy and get a job. If it were that easy, there wouldn't be no shut-ins anymore. I don't stay in my room, because it's so damn funny or because I'm too lazy to go outside. There's a difference between being an lazy idiot, who thinks it's cool to live on the expenses of his parents and a real hikikomori, who has no other choice than to stay inside, because he feels there's no other place where he can feel safe.

202 Name: Anonymous : 2012-09-07 11:12 ID:Heaven

My country has an amazing welfare system. If you're willing to live with a very low income, you don't have to work. All you have to do is fill up a form every month and submit it. The government pays for an apartment and gives you enough to pay your bills and food. Usually they try to encourage you into education or apprenticeship, you can just flat out deny them, but if you go you get more money.

203 Name: Anonymous : 2012-12-03 22:53 ID:dPJbCZL3

Which country?

204 Name: Anonymous : 2012-12-04 06:12 ID:w7hoUOgC

Second. Where do I sign up?

205 Name: Anonymous : 2012-12-07 07:31 ID:1i9sKuu8


206 Name: Anonymous : 2012-12-09 19:20 ID:2+cnWcQI

Live alone, get money from parents. Theyre hate me, hehe

207 Name: Anonymous : 2013-02-07 02:28 ID:NLqKp7FQ

hikkimotri since 1999 only had 3 odd jobs no college leave with mom. my life is getting owrst by the day and n
my last rope.

208 Name: Anonymous : 2013-03-24 21:34 ID:Heaven

If I asked you to improve your English, it'd be like someone asking me to buckle down and finish high school math. We're the same, you and me. I just have more pretensions.

209 Name: Anonymous : 2013-10-26 19:08 ID:/EvCFXh6


210 Name: Anonymous : 2014-10-09 12:08 ID:U/C8Wm5M

I am a hiki with zero prospects and an intense disinterest in engaging reality. I need to make some money. I would try to scam people on kickstarter but I am also a coward! Suggestions welcome.

211 Name: Anonymous : 2014-10-09 13:03 ID:SjbfUAS5

I am working as part-time prostitute :D

212 Name: Anonymous : 2014-10-10 20:51 ID:gLEyuxJe


Get on welfare dude

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214 Post deleted.

215 Name: Anonymous : 2018-11-03 08:18 ID:l5vOnVae

Why was my post deleted?


Just because you don't agree with a post doesn't give you the right to delete it and silence debate like a jew

216 Name: Anonymous : 2018-12-06 08:14 ID:Heaven

What was your post? Why was it deleted?

217 Post deleted.

218 Name: sage : 2019-04-26 16:35 ID:Heaven


Another one was deleted lol

219 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-16 10:14 ID:0u76vFbT

I can't think of anything and soon I'll end up on the streets

All the doors are barred I have nowhere to go

220 Name: Anonymous : 2020-07-28 04:10 ID:Heaven

That is relatable. I just got finished with pissing the past five-and-half years of my life away in academia for a degree I didn't want in the first place, and am way too old to catch up on the job experience (read: more than none) that I should have already accumulated by this point.

From the sounds of it, my undesired degree would all but guarantee a white-collar managerial position of some type, but such a lofty position is neither desired nor deserved for an unexperienced non-worker such as myself. Meanwhile, the already-tenuous relation between myself and my parents is crumbling by the day, further increasing the likelihood that I end up without a roof or reliable source of nourishment.

SHit sucks, but things could always be worse. 'Tis usually the more productive way of looking at things. ┐( ´ д ` )┌

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