I was taking my normal lunch today by myself. Which for a long time, I have greatly enjoyed sitting down and reading a book or magazine.
But today I was thinking about how lunch used to be so different in high school. Looking back at lunch in high school, it was actually a enjoyable experience. Although at the time, there were many pressures of which table to sit at, espicially since our cafeteria got filled to over capacity on many days.
But you could sit at a general table and just relax and listen to the conversation. Perhaps occassionally chiming in now and then. There was a larger structure involved that was very democratic in some ways. Despite certain groups sitting together in certain areas, there was a certain amount of flexibility. You could easily sit down with different groups of people, because of the nature of the long table seating.
I propose a room full of very long table seating is much greater for social interaction than a room full of smaller circle table seating.
Ever sit at wedding at a round table full of duds?
How about sitting at a round table in a loud restaurant and you can’t even hear someone across the table?
Or if you go out to lunch by yourself and you sit a table meant for four and the restaurant becomes very busy and you feel stupid for taking up 3 blank seats?
Well, with long table seating, it brings together the seperate smaller tables. It unifies the seclusion of individual segregation. It eliminates the discriminating divergence. Stand strong for unific table conversation.