So, you have Alayna to thank for this week’s question. This is a question, and more generally an issue, that she recently brought to my attention. In general, it is broadly accepted that there are some things it is appropriate to do in private, but not in public, and vice versa. For instance, the vast majority of people will agree that it is inappropriate to have sex in public (though the members of the band Gwar seem to disagree). On the other hand, some people would say that it is inappropriate to have a fight with your spouse in public, but others will disagree. And practically no one would say that it is inappropriate to stretch in public, but some people would find this highly offensive.
Further, there is a contingent that argues that you should not do anything privately that you wouldn’t do publically. Now, this can range from people who believe it is acceptable to be nude and/or have sex in public to people who believe that it is unacceptable to be nude and/or have sex in private. However, both groups are using the same general rule: public and private behavior restrictions are exactly the same.
So, here is your question: What is the difference between acceptable public behavior and acceptable private behavior? How do you know? Why?
As always give me your response in a story of 1000 words. Have fun!