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Post Reply Accepting the NEET(not in education, employment or training) lifestyle
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Posted 4/1/18
*tips fedora*
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Posted 4/2/18
just about anything is an escape, it's when one uses it too much when it becomes an addiction. and even something harmful to yourself and/or others can be an addiction. so enjoy it moderately, don't let it consume you, and when it comes to the point you hurt yourself/others or deprive yourself of something, then it's become an addiction. if you get anxious and stressed because you can't go a few days without it, then it's an addiction.

as for me, I am all over the place with enjoying many things in life that helps me escape the horrors of reality, but I choose to be aware of reality, it's not a pretty thing, but I don't like the idea of not being aware. per bonus I was part of the NEET lifestyle for a few months, didn't like it because I enjoy learning too much and making my raw skills and talents better. I can't just sit around doing nothing that stimulates me. so, I am active and learning, can't handle a situation like NEET. can't really handle the anime/manga which sparks from said category either.
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@niotabunny yeah i was just in a void of thought, I come to realize that anime actually sparks me up. Its the art styles that drive me to become a creative gladiator beast, as I want to do tattoos and drum for a non existent band atm. I think its okay to be a NEET just for the sake of mental recovery, but not for too long. I come to the conclusion that anime truly inspires me to be a better person, (Initial D has recently sparked my interest in illegal street racing, and I dont even own a car).
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Posted 4/6/18 , edited 4/7/18

avowofsilence wrote:

@niotabunny yeah i was just in a void of thought, I come to realize that anime actually sparks me up. Its the art styles that drive me to become a creative gladiator beast, as I want to do tattoos and drum for a non existent band atm. I think its okay to be a NEET just for the sake of mental recovery, but not for too long. I come to the conclusion that anime truly inspires me to be a better person, (Initial D has recently sparked my interest in illegal street racing, and I dont even own a car).


Your posts confuse me on several levels. Not sure what being a NEET has to do with your opening explanation. So, let me get this straight:

You don't want to work. You want to bang the drum all day.

You should write a song about that.

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See, I want to protest this NEET thing entirely, I just wanna be a NET (Not in Education or Traning) - Job that pays the bills, no life.

Not exactly an otaku...just really bored most of the time.

Rights and recognition for all NETers!

(Also, NEET is not a lifestyle, its the welfare state - learn about this thing called food and where it comes from).
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Posted 4/11/18
I kinda know what you mean.

Like, I'm nowhere the NEET lifestyle (I have a job and stuff), but I've been into anime since I was around 15 and I can't really foresee ever NOT liking it. It was sort of a vital part of my formative / teenage years and I try to make it out to a convention every year. I cosplay sometimes, I try to make friends who are also into anime, and like....I get what you mean about it being a support. No matter what style or genre there is just something about it that's really comforting. Even if it's a bad anime I'll give it a shot.

I get what people are saying too, about going outside your comfort zone, but like, there's no reason people have to be douchey about telling you what to do. They don't know all the details about your situation. I get how it could be called "laziness" but some folks might legitimately have a reason for not being able to leave the house, and then fall into a NEET lifestyle because hey...it's accessible from home. Then again, does the strict definition of NEET take into account like "this person chooses it not due to disability or anything else"? Hmm.
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Posted 4/12/18
I have to agree with some of the other posters here.

Seriously, in a few years time you're going to let all of life pass you by?

No.

You have to find something that makes you want to do things. To get up and get out and move beyond the "NEET lifestyle." You like anime? So, practice drawing. It will help when, or if, you become a tattoo artist. You want to play drums? Find a cheap drum set. Start practicing that. Hang out somewhere that you can get some practice. If you're having trouble motivating yourself, seek help in doing so. Don't just hang around crunchyroll or wherever else online all day. Be a part of the human race.

There's my two cents.
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Posted 4/12/18

pepperandberry wrote:

I have to agree with some of the other posters here.

Seriously, in a few years time you're going to let all of life pass you by?

No.

You have to find something that makes you want to do things. To get up and get out and move beyond the "NEET lifestyle." You like anime? So, practice drawing. It will help when, or if, you become a tattoo artist. You want to play drums? Find a cheap drum set. Start practicing that. Hang out somewhere that you can get some practice. If you're having trouble motivating yourself, seek help in doing so. Don't just hang around crunchyroll or wherever else online all day. Be a part of the human race.

There's my two cents.


to be fair some people just don't want to help society as it's awful how it is and won't change
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Posted 4/17/18
You'll begin to feel a sense of worthlessness and a lack of accomplishment after a while of being a NEET. Trust me, I've been there.

Finding a job and the motivation to do said job is difficult at first. I know that better than most people, my disabilities held me back for a while. But once you do, it's overall satisfying, even if there's times when work can be crappy.
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Posted 4/17/18 , edited 4/17/18
My brother has been pretty much a neet for the past 7 months he makes music on his laptop and watches videos/plays steam games and hangs out with his gf. He has worked 3 temporary jobs but wants more stable income. He liked it at first but he wants money Me personally I've been steadily working and saving money and would hate to be unemployed and watch my money that ive worked so hard for slowly disappear if I won the lottery then maybe but I'm working towards getting an apprenticeship/owning a car and my own place I can't live off my parents forever I want to be self sufficient and i think the neet lifestyle would affect my mental health i already have had trouble with shyness since forever if i shut myself in from the world i would end up even worse for it i can relate to watamote but i have to face my fears and not hide from them.how will you make money you can't then you won't be a neet My parents are planing to charge rent soon and then the neet lifestyle will be over for my brother the neet life is not sustainable long-term then when you want a job after being a neet for_ amount of time employers will look at you funny
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Posted 4/18/18
Dunno if this has been posted before, but here's a pretty interesting article about the NEET / hikikomori lifestyle in Japan:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2018/february/japan-hikikomori-isolation-society/
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Posted 4/18/18
ugh, sorry, I am still getting the hang of posting links on here. It's easy but I keep forgetting. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2018/february/japan-hikikomori-isolation-society/
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