Today family members eat fewer meals together. Why is this? Is this a positive or negative trend?
A family is a group of people related by blood, birth or marriage. Therefore, members of a family are known to do everything together, including eating together, which shows a sign of bond among them; however, recently, members have had fewer meals together, unlike those days when people even eat from the same plate. This is a negative trend; why do family members have fewer meals together these days?
Firstly, the major cause of this new trend is civilization and the advancement of technology. In the past, when the major occupation of people was farming, almost all the family members would be together on the farmland working, and after work, they come together to take their first meal of the day together, also when they get home at night, they sit round to eat together again, but nowadays, where we have different occupations which are more demanding than even make families be apart, there is no chance for sitting together and eat. Before one member of a family comes back from work late in the night, others may be sleeping already.
In addition, people living in urban areas find it difficult to dine together. Busy lives of the industrialized city make people be engaged with one thing or the other, so sometimes they don’t have time to cook not to talk of sitting down patiently and eat, they either order for junks or fast food which they eat as they are engaged in other activities.
In summary, Eating together as a family is a strong factor in building up family bonds and increasing love among members, but civilization has taken away this act, and this has had a great effect on families in recent days.
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