1201Introduction to Prehistory
1201Introduction to Prehistory
1.Public vs. Private
Publicspaces are accessible to everyone. One of the observablecharacteristics of the locations is a lack of restrictions such asrace, physical appearance, dress code or even charges. Besides,people can walk in and out as they desire. For instance, public spacesuch as a social hall is often open to people who may need to use itat any time during the stipulated accessible hours.
Similarly,public places facilitate social interaction. As such, the people inthe space represent the local personalities and characters becausepeople from all walks of life are present. One can learn culturalvalues of the local inhabitants’ languages and dress codes of thelocals. On the same note, the public spaces enhance the feeling ofneighborliness and community. Everyone has access to the spacetherefore, various cross sections of a society interact freely. Inmany cases, public spaces contain recreational facilities suchcenters such as hotels and swings where visitors can enjoy leisureactivities. There are also seats mounted at different locations. Anexample of a public space is a park.
Onthe contrary, private spaces are characterized by barriers torestrict people from accessing the regions at their interest. In manycases, the region has limited entries where the entrants must meetspecific conditions. For instance, the entrants might require buyingan entry ticket or having a convincing reason regarding the visit.One of the observable characteristics that can help to inform peoplethat a given area is a private space is limited and sophisticatedconstructions. The buildings are often customized to personal tastes.Besides, the property may have a personalized name. An example of aprivate space is an individual ranch that may contain the name of theentrepreneur and one major residential house for the owner. Besides,the premises also contain staff quarters where the workers live.
Onecan also distinguish a public construction from private buildings inthat they maximize on the utilization of the limited available space.The space is often well maintained and the architecturalcharacteristics are interesting.
2.Religious vs. Secular:
Religiousspaces are sacred places where people often gather to invoke thespiritual being they worship. On the other hand, secular spaces areplaces where people meet for recreational purposes.
Oneof the significant characteristics of the holy places is anexperience of mystery, peace and the desire for one to be virtuous.On the same note, the spaces are characterized by massive buildingscustomized to given faiths. For example, mosques are constructed inAncient Arabic architecture. As such, the roof contains sharpspherical peaks. On the contrary, churches often contain a crossmounted on its roof. The dress code also differs depending on thetype of church. The churches are often constructed with regular stonebricks while mosques tend to be constructed from ancient materialssuch as marble.
Secularbuildings differ from sacred buildings because they are constructedaccording to an individual’s tastes. Besides, the buildings cover alarge area because they contain entertainment joints such as clubsand restaurants. The atmosphere lacks the serenity found in sacredbuildings. One can differentiate a secular building from a religiousconstruction in that secular places are constructed in uniquedesigns, often determined by the entrepreneur. Conversely, religiousbuildings use the same design, and in some cases, strict faiths suchas Islam also require the buildings to be painted in white. Besides,any form of writing should be done in Green. One of the languagesshould be Arabic while the other should be a local language that thetargeted population understands. Historians often determine whetherphysical remains of a building were either religious or seculardepending on the paintings on the walls and artifacts that they mayunearth. For instance, historians may associate the remains of abuilding to religious activities if they find primordial records suchas the stone carved scriptures. On the other hand, secular buildingsmay contain art showing nudity or sexual toys.
Severalcountries have adopted the democratic system that ensuresparticipation of the subjects in making a major decision that canhelp them to prosper. Nonetheless, political oligarchy exists despitethe regulations that attempt to make different people equal. Thewealthy individuals and families often control the top leadershippositions. The individuals can either use their financial muscle toreach the top positions while others finance other people whom theycan influence to clinch powerful positions such as presidency. Therich then manipulates the leaders to implement policies, declineapproval of given policies or even assign them specific jobs. Theproxy leader will comply because if he or she refuses to obey thefinanciers, they will look for another person they can control, andhelp him or her to topple the rebellious predecessor.
Agood example that illustrates the concentration of power is thecapability of the wealthy families to acquire government contracts.The tenders are often competitive because numerous organizations bidfor them. Nonetheless, affluent families and entrepreneurs tend towin the businesses because they often have insiders who assist themto know the primary qualifications the contract owners will consider.