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Posted 1/23/16
As someone who has experienced Hikikomori or shut-in syndrome, I would say the source of income would be a parent, guardian, the government, or any relative and friend willing to help them out.
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In Japan, some hikikomori actually get donations from the community to help pay for housing and food.
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Maybe get a job like the dude in the human centipede 2? you know, something where you dont work with other people? (other co workers i mean). ( i know Hikikimori cant work but otaku i mean).
Dunno. The only people that i know that live at home and leech of their parents and everyone are not otaku or hikikimori at all, funnily enough. (either just druggies and lazy or crazy..)
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I'm on regular disability for severe anxiety and cerebral palsy. Paying rent and credit card bills is...rough, to say the least. And with the skyrocketing cost of food, the longer the month is, the more likely it'll be that I am broke before the end of it.

As you can guess, I don't have money for hobbies, so cheap services like Funimation and Crunchyroll are a blessing. I'll take what I can get.
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There are quite a few jobs I can think of that you can do solely from the comfort of your own home without having to meet people face to face. Telephone, email, mail, shipping companies and fax machines makes it pretty easy.
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I watched a mini documentary special on the subject and I believe a lot of them are considered "leeches of the government" because they don't contribute to society. They don't produce anything for the market etc. and they either mooch off their parents or the government. The Japanese Government are taking steps to correct the problem. In actuality, their "work" culture and social ways are to blame. Japan is great when it comes to work ethic and I guess the concept of retaining "honor". That much I respect. But the degree to which they take those concepts are way too extreme. Pressures like that are what cause hikikomori and make those people want to shut themselves off. Just look into overwork as well. It's really crazy.
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Neetbux i.e government assistance vie disabilities. From what people on /r9k/ say, its easy as hell to get government assistance and its like 600$ a month.
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redokami wrote:

so much hate for people who get money from the government, what of the ones who cant work? who are disabled, are they not allowed to have a hobby or passion? I for one am on disability because I have a back injury from a car accident, I still am going to college and plan on getting in the vetinary field ,
calling this a pathetic and disgusting existence is going a bit far


Which is fine in your case since you actually need it, but alot of people on the internet who brag about it misuse the help and make it harder for people who actually need it. Which is pathetic and they should die for their selfishness.
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dragontackle wrote:

Neetbux i.e government assistance vie disabilities. From what people on /r9k/ say, its easy as hell to get government assistance and its like 600$ a month.


its not easy as hell, I had to fight for it for 2 years and I only get a little over 300
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Parents and government. It's not to late too change your hikikomori ways.
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Making a job out of their hobbies, probably freelance.(I might end up doing this)
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cuz we r wizards
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Mooching. There's a good manga about this, but it has porn scenes in it.
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Posted 1/24/16
I think that it is reasonable to not how the west has changed the meaning of the words. If anything these days such words are compliments. However, they are still detrimental to the world around us. So obviously there is the obvious answer to how they survive, leeching off parents.

That is part of being a parent is caring for you kids. There are very few parents out there who would just say "Well you get to stave and die" to their children. Most of the time we tend to leech off of those who have some kind of psychosis to keep us around.

Second are the working batch. The working batch are those who work just enough to survive or make the minimal amount of work work for them. I think that this type is more prevalent that most realize. Truth is no one wants their parents harping on them for an extended period fo time. So why would they suffer by having their parents in the back of their head.

Then there is type 3 which I fall into, working from home. Not quite type t2 because we get to work from home. My current job allows me to work from home and will all the online tools I have at my disposal IP can work for weeks without leaving my apartment. I am truly blessed beyond anything i could hope for. True i can be hard to work from home, but you know... you just have to suck it up.

So yeah overall there are many ways for us otakus to survive... you just have to pick your poison
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Posted 1/24/16
same way i live.

Leech off the government because i can't work.

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