In times of massive change it is always interesting to look back at the ways things have been in the past. One aspect of life that has changed dramatically is what is considered “Public” vs what is considered “Private.” With the advent of larger homes, kids have their own rooms. With the internet, suddenly the inside of those rooms can be broadcast to everyone online. Traditionally the home was private, but with new technologies and the advent of Covid everything is scrambled. Previously, kids wouldn’t know what all their classmate’s homes looked like if they weren’t in a Zoom classroom. Likewise, with Zoom meetings for work, everyone would get a view into what would normally be private space.
Our relationships to each other change as we see more or less of the context of each other’s lives.
Writing Prompt: What areas were previously on the outside that you can see now? What areas were on the inside that have been made public?