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Bags Thu 18-Jul-13 09:51:03

People who hole themselves up in a room and don't socialise at all.

Butty Thu 18-Jul-13 12:03:40

I read the original article, and having read the follow-up Hikikomori experiences, it really is very saddening that many young people feel so alienated from society in such a way.

j08 Thu 18-Jul-13 19:32:33

That is very sad. I can see how it could very easily happen with young people. Especially if they have a hard time trying to get a first job. Someone I know went through a phase like this. Spent all the time editing Wikipaedia. I bet they all have computers in their rooms. Bad times.

Galen Thu 18-Jul-13 20:00:18

See lots like this at work.

Butty Thu 18-Jul-13 20:15:29

Yes, I thought that too, J - about the computers.

Ana Thu 18-Jul-13 20:34:15

I think it could easily happen to old people, too.