You may heard of the Japanese term of the anti-social being who locked himself in the room, and does not want any social interaction with anyone. He entirely creates a world of his own, being by himself, being who he is or wanted to be…..Just that way. A Hikkikomori.
What lies in that reason of him being this way? Is he too lazy to get out of his room?
Is he too afraid of the outside world?
Those may share some possibilities, but the only main reason that may be the most relevant is how social expectations pushes them into a corner, making them the way they are.
Society expects you to go great on your studies.
Expects you to have a good career>
Expects you to behave disciplined.
Expects you with this and that. Not does society only pressure you.
People around you. There are so so so many things that are forced upon you,
You sometimes have no space to breathe.
Does anyone understands them?
Probably, people who see the hikkikomori as someone who rejects society and they are a problem in the society. But why not examine why they are this way?
Social expectations have made humans feel repressed and would be discriminated if they stick out too much, or show too much difference.Taken in an interest that someone else finds it disgusting.
Society never accepts if you are a bit different, society only wants to stryucture you the way it structure anyone else. That anyone else which is a majority would then play roles as the society to put pressure on them.
If they would have a space to breath, a voice to reach out…. I am sure these problems won;t exist…
If only society accepts of different people in our world…..
Accepts of people’s opinions and understand them by wearing their shoes.
I guess …….. nothing dreadful as this will happen.
You may ask why do I think I know all these feelings?
Well, I have to confess… how much I wanted to lock myself in my room too.
To escape from those pressures in life. to escape from expectations
to escape from not being able to give my opinions out because I will be view as a rebel.
But then, I can;t. I still have a life to go on. If I am strong enough, I will stand…. but when I will fall….at anytime….I would not know what i would do either.