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This is a hikikomori (shut-in) story.

by Go-ei


A free e-book about a story of one shut-in’s (Hikikomori) journey with mental health over the span of seven years. This is relevant to the website, it is just  a long story in a book instead of one post.

Sharing it here because I just wonder if people feel the same way.

Note: (from Wiktionary)



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underground-vermin 6/8/2021 - 7:34 pm

I was a shut-in during my entire adolescence. I have spent 3/4 of my life by myself and in my room. I have a mantra of sorts that I repeat by heart, “What I do or stop doing, nobody cares. As long as I’m not a nuissance, so long as I’m not seen or head, I will be ignored and safe.”

There is nothing, there never was or will ever be anything outside for people like me. It just never began

Grimhild 6/19/2021 - 5:07 am

I’m agoraphobic, which means going outside and having the potential for a social interaction terrifies me. I can’t even really stand by the door sometimes. I usually stay in my room, rarely going out for the bathroom or food.
I think it’s important to note that hikikomori and agoraphobia have a very real connection that I haven’t seen a lot of people address, tbh. I’d be considered hikikomori, but I’m also heavily agoraphobic which is the cause of me being hikikomori.
I like what I’ve read of the book so far, though. I can relate a lot to the feelings.

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