The Hikikomori Phenomenon

Dr. Michael LaitmanFrom My Facebook Page Michael Laitman 2/7/20

In Japan, more and more people, so-called Hikikomori, choose a “social diet:” they isolate themselves, make money by freelancing, and don’t even leave home. They live their lives in the virtual world.

How does it influence both themselves and the society that they live in?

According to the laws of nature, there are two main phenomena happening all around: disintegration and integration. Disintegration flows naturally, while integration requires our common efforts, including exiting our comfort zones.

Therefore, either physically or virtually, we need to start connecting in order to realize the purpose of our lives. We shouldn’t wait until we reach helplessness caused by our separation, but rather to ask ourselves now: “What is it all for?”

According to the wisdom of Kabbalah, sooner or later, we will all come to a point where we have to realize what are we living for and start acting in order to attain our destination, no matter if we are Hikikomori or “real” people.

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