Updated: Apr 26
A family that eats together stays together. In a fast-paced society like Singapore dining together as a family is no longer a natural thing, it is a luxury event. We are always rushing, rushing to school, rushing to work, rushing to appointments. But rarely rushing home to have a meal together. Work commitments, late meetings, sport and school activities make it harder to have a family dinner.
What is a family when we don’t spend enough time together? In the good old days, our core values, moral education, discipline are all learnt from the senior in our family. Because we spend time at home and parents won't so busy. We are monitored, and the moment we go out of line, we are instantly corrected.
Time changed, things also changed. As our society improved and communication is now based mostly on a digital interface of social media, WhatsApp, etc., the good old days of dining at home every evening will not return. Michael J Fox once said, "Family is not important. It's everything."
Do you want to dine with your family more often? Do you want to have a harmony family? Do you want to have a stable career?
If your answer is yes to all the above, we strongly suggest you purchase a substantial dining table. The material for the table can be of many types, most importantly it has to be heavy. However, we prefer wooden material. This is because the Chinese believe that wood has roots. And dinning on a wooden table will increase the chances of family dining together.
Dining table also symbolised our working platform. Hence when we have a solid dining table, it will improve our career. Never place medicine on the dining table. You don’t want to treat medication as your stable diet do you?
Quote of the day:
You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them.