Sunday, March 04, 2007

What ever happened to a home cooked meal...

Over the past number of years there has been a huge outbreak in terms of technology within society. The introduction to MP3 players, to gaming systems that are more life like than before, to laptops becoming huge within households. Has this stopped the youth culture from staying intimate with there families, or has it just provided an escape route for the kids to get out of a certain problem with the family. I have seen in the world, especially in the Western Culture, a loss of real family time; everyone is so busy these days and a lot of people don't have the desire to even have a home cooked meal anymore; that's why I named this blog the way I did.

The consumer culture is so much about what can 'I' get out of things and it's all about me, me, me. Even within a Christian culture it is the same thing; what can I get out of the service; this church isn't right for 'me'. Instead of the world being a place where people are giving up themselves to be with other people and such, the world, especially here in the west.

More often than not, families are now eating when they want and families are rarely eating together; they are eating out and not eating together; there is not a big sense of family anymore. I find this the case even more now with both the parents working and not having time to eat a meal together and be a part of the kids lives. The youth culture of today has lost a key and central point to a strong adolescent life, family. Families are just so busy with their lives that they forget about the people within the family that need that quality time.

I don't know if families are doing this on purpose, but it seems to me that it is just turning out this way. There are so many youth in the world today just thriving to be at home with their parents and family and eating together, talking about their days and everything. I don't know really what to do, but I think, as funny as it is, there needs to be a sense of family like "Leave It To Beaver." We need to get back to the point of family and being able to really love being with them. Youth need this for themselves, and I parents need it as well.

"What ever happened to a home cooked meal..."