Rent-a-sister: Coaxing Japan’s hikikomori men out of their bedrooms - BBC News - Vidozee

Rent-a-sister: Coaxing Japan’s hikikomori men out of their bedrooms - BBC News
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At least half a million young men in Japan are thought to have withdrawn from society, and refuse to leave their bedrooms. They’re known as hikikomori.

Their families often don’t know what to do, but one organisation is offering ‘sisters for hire’ to help coax these young men out of their isolation.

A film by Amelia Martyn-Hemphill for BBC World Hacks

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Pigdoc1 So, you want to get men cloistered because of all the crap in society back out into society by sending a being of crap to interact to them.
TreeHairedGingerAle Capitalism is the crisis.

The economic system of capitalism is inherently exploitative and alienating. And, because it puts profit and control of workers over the well-being of both people and the planet, our communities have become atomized.

The time, resources, focus, and energy that is necessary for people to maintain networks of complex and supportive human relationships just isn't there anymore, because our work lives have become so hard, that all of our efforts are now funneled into training for, finding, preparing for, going to, and recovering from, work.

And considering that the work that we're assigned by the 'invisible hand of the market' isn't usually something that we even want or care to can we expect people to be happy?

To top it all off, instead of addressing this problem and replacing capitalism with a better economic system that centers well being instead of profit, we're actively encouraged to find scapegoats to hate, or to blame the individual -- so that capitalism can keep sucking all of humanity dry of hope and happiness. It's nonsense!
Michael Varadi
Michael Varadi This poor chap probably needs a “rental brother.” Good male companionship might be just what he needs to ease him back into society.
Eduard Gherasim
Eduard Gherasim Wanna cure hikikomori? Stop feeding them... They are literally lazy cowards that get stuck in a confortable place. The moment you stop feedinbg them, their survival instinct kicks in and they will do anything possible to survive.
Megumin Im a part time hikkikomori nightshift work 4 days 8 hours a day janitorial...3 days off whole day in my room well atleast im not giving my parents a headache i giv a share of payment of everything im blessed bcuz of my parents😊