Hikikomori is a Japanese term that defines people mostly young people exclude themselves from society. Often the degree of confinement is so intense that can lead to extreme violence or suicide. The origin points to a lack of communication between adolescents and rigidity of Japanese society. Although the term was coined by Dr. Saito Tamaki in 1998. It is a social phenomenon that has spread worldwide and enclosing different transgressive stages of sufferers. We can talk about an unusual manifestation, which has become daily and threatens to become a future pandemic.
In the West, the general trend is found in people with social phobia and anxiety problems. But the source would be in situ agoraphobia, although avoiding or disorder is associated with extreme shyness all pathology phobia itself. What causes loss of social skills and a confusion of moral premises necessary for social coexistence. Being the TV, comics and / or books, video games, social, mobile networks and so on technology; the only real contact with the outside world. These individuals cling to the fiction of an uncertain place, which can become their only reality. A ostracism powered by prosperous societies. On the subject, there are several references in literature and on the big screen:
· Hikikomori (2012). Kevin Kuhn novel.
· Tokyo! (2008). Fragment "Shaking Tokyo" by Bong Joon-ho.
· Me ~ teru no Kimochi (2006-2007). Heat Hiroya Oku.
· Welcome to the N.H.K. (2002).
· Samobójców Room (2011). Polish film.
With previous -cuasi would visionary novel: The Naked Sun by Isaac Asimov (1957). Which brings us to the conclusion; that despite being very hot, the reality of this pathology is developed in humans longer than imaginable by science ago.
One of the stages, is occupied by the so called parasite singles. Where are included for those and those singles who live with their parents forever. Maybe a touch Peter Paniano (need nurturing lifelong) or because they are unable to get a comfortable life for themselves. From my point of view, are comparable to our ninis Made in Spain. Do not forget that hikikomori begin to isolate youth, and many reach adulthood locked into its shell. Others, fortunately, are rehabilitated.
I at this point, I wonder if this social evidence has an implicit component apathetic. That is, I can not or do not want to study. Nor do I find a job, my friends turn their back and I get depressed: staying home. Doing what? I said with all the latest technology at my fingertips (luxury goods). This leads to an increase in reach these young ages -giving marriage for granted, the process of rehabilitation-with corresponding collateral damage in birth rates. For example the european countries of the EU as Greece, Spain, Italy, Romania and Bulgaria. Young people live with their parents having children themselves. Something happens to the fourth generation. It is clear that not all just lonely held in extremis. Perhaps one of the characteristics of S.XXI, is the feeling all feel a little hikikomori. Domo arigato, friends.
By; Anna Genoves