I grew up in a family with 5 children. Dinners always seemed to contain just enough extra food for the kids to fight over when they were finished with first helpings. This taught me to eat fast--- the faster the eating, the better the chance I could get some more.
Its taken alot of training for me to slow down when i eat. This, it turns out, is the secret to really enjoying the flavor of steak. Not until I slowed down, and practiced patience could i really appreciate the quality of grass finished beef. Since this does in fact represent the life of an animal, its only fair to take some time and notice the flavors, the texture, and the nutrients.