Moving Beyond Hikikomori

by Christopher Lovejoy on September 1, 2018

The time has come for me to spread the word.

This is my first public notice that my site on Patreon called Beyond Hikikomori is being made available to those interested in exploring the notion of Hikikomori. If you’d like to know more about Hikikomori, may I suggest you read one or more of the following posts that I wrote back in November of 2017:

  1. The Depths of Hikikomori
  2. Hikikomori Interventions
  3. Ikigai: A Reason for Being

I began posting to Beyond Hikikomori earlier this year and have amassed a total of 30+ posts so far, much of it exclusive content. So far, I have been posting at least once a week. Much of what you need to know about my intentions, if you’re so interested, is on my Patreon site.

I have set a limit of 250 patrons, not because I wish to be exclusive, and not because I have a difficult-to-deliver freebie to give away, but simply because I’d like to be accessible to my patrons via email: “I’d like to know who you are and why you’re interested in Hikikomori.”

Another reason why I’ve set the limit at 250 is because I am growing ever more occupied these days with setting myself up to be a paid and published author and writer, which requires a good deal of my time learning new skills and preparing for a possible uptick in public attention.

As I mention in my introduction to my Patreon site, I aim to explore the nature of confinement ~ physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual ~ while making it clear that I seek a balance in getting to know and feel the positive and not so positive aspects of this condition and phenomenon.

As the world speeds up and grows ever more complex and nuanced, the impulse to “draw inward and confine,” which is the literal definition of Hikikomori, will likely grow in popularity for almost everyone concerned in one way or another, and not just for those who identify as Hikikomori.

I have eight posts on Patreon that are free for the reading. If you like what you see, and would like to know more, please hit subscribe. If you know of those who might benefit from this material, please drop them a line and let them know. Thanks much in advance for your support.

Draw inward and confine, as required; push outward and refine, as desired.

My motto for Hikikomori everywhere: be true, be wise, be free.

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