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Old 06-25-2019, 08:07 AM
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For most families up until modern times teens would not have had a bedroom to themselves.

Greater affluence and modern small family sizes would allow a kid to have a room of their own.

(And rich families of yore that could afford it would have had domestic help to clean up after them.)

My mother's family once lived in a two room shack for 8 people total. It's now a very small one-car garage. Even one person being messy was intolerable. (They even lived in a tent for a short while before that.)

I think the "luxury" of being a messy teen is for the most part modern.

Last edited by ftg; 06-25-2019 at 08:07 AM.