the japanese man who gets paid to 'do nothing' - BBC Reel

I thought this would be a very silly, niche idea with no practical use but the more you listen, the more wonderful it becomes. He is paid to be a quiet companion. I can actually see how I would find this useful. I'm an introvert who loves social gatherings, museums, restaurants, and festivals and my bf doesnt. I'd benefit from having someone to go with who could look out for me without needing or expecting anything from me. I mean, I've got no money but if I had a lot of disposable cash I would consider it, definitely. I'd even consider offering this service to others but, I'm a woman, I doubt I'd be hired with "nothing" in mind, unfortunately.

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