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Source: Gulf Today & I Heart Intelligence

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Having someone to rant to and do nothing with is important, especially when mental health is such a prevalent topic during the pandemic.

A 37-year-old Japanese man, Shoji Morimoto, has been renting himself out to anyone who wants to have someone around, for any reason.

According to Mainichi, he has been advertising himself as a person who can ‘eat and drink, and give simple feedback, but do nothing more’ since June 2018, and he’s received over 3,000 requests so far.

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He started off doing ‘rent-a-person who does nothing’ for free, but since then, he’s started charging 10,000 yen (RM385.22) per session.

Among the various reasons he’s been rented for, he’s participated in a gaming session to fill a team, turned up to send people off as they moved, accompanied people as they filed for divorce, and listened to health care workers who are mentally exhausted because of their work.

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He’s committed to ‘doing nothing’ and provides back-channel cues to those who want to have sessions with him.

“I myself don’t like to be cheered on by others. I get upset when people simply tell me to keep on trying. When someone is trying to do something, I think the best thing to do is help lower the bar for them by staying on their side,” he shared.

Shoji had initially graduated with a degree and found work with a publisher, but he left his job as he found it hard to fit in. His boss had even sarcastically said to him, “It doesn’t matter if you’re here or not.”

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He later found inspiration from a person who did nothing but got treated to meals, prompting him to set up a Twitter account to offer his services.

“I’m not a friend or an acquaintance. I’m free of the bothersome things that accompany relationships, but [I] can ease people’s sense of loneliness. Maybe it’s something like that for me,” he added.

Since then, his Twitter account has grown a following of 261,300 people.

What do you think about this? Let us know in the comment section.

 

Also read: Good Deed Opens Up Opportunities For Honest M’sian Delivery Rider Who Returned Lost Wallet

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Source: Gulf Today
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