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braggadocio
empty boasting, arrogant pretension, a swaggering, cocky manner.
lexic  dictionary 
march 2010 by pax
eleutheromania
An excessive desire for or obsession with freedom.
wikipedia  dictionary  lexic  definition 
december 2009 by pax
Boomerang Generation
Boomerang Generation is one of several terms applied to the current generation of young adults in Western culture. They are so named for the frequency with which they choose to cohabitate with their parents after a brief period of living alone - thus boomeranging back to their place of origin. This cohabitation can take many forms, ranging from situations that mirror the high dependency of pre-adulthood to highly independent, separate-household arrangements.
social  culture  wikipedia  definition  sociology  lifestyle  lexic  dictionary  anthropology 
december 2009 by pax
Hikikomori
"pulling away, being confined", i.e., "acute social withdrawal") is a Japanese term to refer to the phenomenon of reclusive people who have chosen to withdraw from social life, often seeking extreme degrees of isolation and confinement because of various personal and social factors in their lives.
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december 2009 by pax
Parasite single
Japanese term for single person who live with their parents until their late twenties or early thirties in order to enjoy a carefree and comfortable life. In English, the expression "sponge" or "basement dweller" may sometimes be used.
lexic  social  sociology  dictionary  definition  wikipedia  japan 
december 2009 by pax
NEET
NEET is an acronym for the government classification for people currently "Not in Employment, Education or Training
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december 2009 by pax
Twixter
Twixter is a neologism that describes a new generation of Americans who are trapped, in a sense, betwixt (between) adolescence and adulthood. This Western neologism is somewhat analogous to the Japanese term parasite single.
social  wikipedia  definition  culture  lexic  dictionary 
december 2009 by pax
Freeter
Freeter is a Japanese expression for people between the age of 15 and 34 who lack full time employment or are unemployed, excluding homemakers and students. They may also be described as underemployed or freelance workers. These people do not start a career after high school or university but instead usually live as so-called parasite singles with their parents and earn some money with low skilled and low paid jobs. The low income makes it difficult for freeters to start a family, and the lack of qualifications makes it difficult to start a career at a later point in life.
lexic  dictionary  wikipedia  social  culture 
december 2009 by pax
Urban exploration
Urban exploration (often shortened as urbex or UE) is the examination of the normally unseen or off-limits parts of urban areas or industrial facilities
wikipedia  reference  dictionary  lexic  urban  definition 
september 2009 by pax
Hedonic treadmill
The tendency of a person to remain at a relatively stable level of happiness despite a change in fortune or the achievement of major goals. According to the hedonic treadmill, as a person makes more money, expectations and desires rise in tandem, which results in no permanent gain in happiness.
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september 2009 by pax

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