Hikikomori & Herbivore man

April 8, 2017

Today a couple visited me and asked whether I could perhaps speak to their only son, who has not left his room for the last three years. It seems one day the boy just slept latter than usual and stay in the whole day and since then he has hardly left his room….except only in the dead of night when everyone is sound asleep.

A strange sort of ritual has taken hold of the entire household ever since the boy retreated into his room….at night…food is left on the table….along with necessities such as soap, toothpaste etc etc. And it seems all communication between parent and child is only by SMS.

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‘If you really want to learn about where society, power, politics and culture is going….all you have to do is look at Japan.

Want to know how Singapore will look like in twenty years. Look at Japan now. Want to know how children will relate to their state, society and family. Ditto. Want to know where jobs are going and how the vast majority of humans will end up juggling work, life and play in the future…again look at Japan.

There is so much to be learnt from just observing Japanese society.’

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