This scared me a bit.
I was listening to As It Happens, and there was an interview with Michael Zielenziger, author of Shutting Out The Sun. It chronicles the lives of Japanese men, who literally vow to lock themselves in their rooms and not contribute to society. What's offsetting about this is that there are close to one million Japanese men (or "hikikomori"), who choose to live this life.
Imagine, never leaving your house, never getting married, never getting a job, and never making an impact.
It was scary because I have shown some similar traits to that of the hikikomori. Needless to say, the interview touched a couple of nerves.
Here's the interview. To view the book's website, click on the title.