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Yoon-Wha Kang
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I do not remember my whole childhood, but what I absolutely remember is that I had my own room.


Having Your Own Space is Important

Yoon-Wha Kang from Korea

I do not remember my whole childhood, but what I absolutely remember is that I had my own room. My room was located on the second floor, whereas my parents' room and my sister's room were located on the first floor. So, until I left home, I enjoyed freedom and independence.

Now I share a room with a roommate in a dormitory. I don't exactly feel uncomfortable. However, comparing the two living arrangements, I think a private room may guarantee privacy.

The most important factor is freedom of activity and freedom of thought. In spite of living in a dormitory, I enjoy freedom of thought, but my privacy is disturbed. While my roommate is sleeping, I can not turn on the TV.

Of course, needless to say, I can't listen to music out loud. When I dry my hair with a hair dryer, I have to be careful not to wake her up. I think having your own space gives you privacy.


Importance of having one's own space:
I No Longer Have My Own Room | Childhood and Independence
Living with Your Family or By Yourself

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