If A Tree Falls In A Forest

(ひきこもり or 引き籠もり 

Hikikomori, "pulling inward, being confined, acute social withdrawal" is a Japanese term to refer to the phenomenon of reclusive adolescents or adults who withdraw from social life, 
often seeking extreme degrees of isolation and confinement. 

Hikikomori withdraw in their room, often in their parental house, for years at a time. Their isolation can be seen as a silent protest to society and their parents. By committing social suicide they indirectly say something, a sign to a society in which it isn't allowed to be different. Some Hikikomori see their confinement as a path to enlightenment.

'I did not exist'


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