It is the Japanese use of the term that I find wonderful and appealing. It is neat.
Here is an article that tells you about the NEETniks in Japan. These are young people who do not want to stay in school, won’t take a job and avoid job training programs or any other form of adult job preparation. They don't want to work for someone else. They also don't live with their parents.
They find a way to support themselves doing what they love without a boss or the rigid constraints of the job.
The extraordinary genius of the Japanese is to form an organization of these wonderful people. The organization is intended to help these people pursue their goals by helping each other.
This is the modern version of the Briarpatch that I started in the 1970s to help the hundreds of hippies who had the same values and were finding new commercial ways to support themselves.
I personally supported myself without a job for more than 30 years, just living by my wit's. I supported my kids, bought a house and I traveled wherever I pleased.
I, and all the NEETs are people who are enjoying the first true benefits of modern commerce. Our society is now so prosperous with so many millions of vital functions that a skilled, energetic and reliable person can perform… that we can live our entire adult life without taking a job.
Three cheers for modern commerce.