The topic of shallow people dumping their intimate partner for a hotter partner and coming back to the original partner only to find out that he/she now has a different partner other than him/her is inevitable. The world cannot stop this cycle of shallowness and stupidity, because that particular person does not think things through well enough and the fact that this world is full of ignorantly dumb people. If such an event happens, then so be it. Honestly, one could have figured out that his or her actions would have its consequences. Repairing bridges to the same strength or higher is 2-3 times the original amount taken to build that friendship, unless that person was a one night stand.
That unfortunate shallow person has a couple choices upon realizing his/her stupidity.
- Hang oneself (Instant cowardly reward)
- Use whatever coping techniques at hand and continue life
- Go crazy and try to ruin the person’s life who took your place
- Seclude oneself and become a Hikikomori.
Choice #2 is the correct answer, since it can potentially become beneficial to society. As long as the person is working at a McJob and not leeching off of the government for financial aid, then the world has no reason to worry (except perhaps the intelligence of the future population) even if that person dies a virgin.
Choice #1 is pretty sweet in some regards. Indubinantly, there are some people in this world who would love that particular person to be erased from society. In a more utilitarian view, one less bum/somewhat-impaired/dumbass person off the earth is always a plus to society as a whole. Noting how death can be instantaneous, that person is rewarded with no more responsibilities (provided that no higher authority brings him/her back to life).
Choice 3 is good if and only if the person taking “revenge” is incredibly smart and clever. Plus, this would also be a great choice if that person was a film director or an actor for reasons unsaid.
Choice 4 is just downright horrible. Hikikomoris provide no benefit whatsoever to the world except pain, sorrow, and plenty of debt. They sap money from their guardian or beneficiary and have extreme trouble in obtaining a simple job like McD’s or a bagger. The only thing they have going for them is drugs, entertainment, and pity. Fortunately, there are no shows that exploit bums or these isolated forsaken ones.
On another note, that shallow person who got screwed over could just as well be a hikikomori from the start. Thus the reason why there are governmentally funded organizations that try to help these unfortunate beings to become a contributive member of society (hopefully).
For those who want to poke fun at Hikikomoris or shallow people, read the manga NHK.
This is what happens when seclusion starts to warp one’s mind.