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Common meals contribute to the education of a person because it gives the person knowledge on the other people in the society. Being able to know other people in the society is part of education according to Plato. In our society nowadays, not all people know most of the people in their community. Especially in the executive areas, neighbors do smile or nod when seeing each other but there is not much conversation. For Plato, knowing others in the society is very important because the members of the society should be united for the improvement of the society. People should know other people in the society in order to be able to cooperate with one another in the society. Through participating in common meals, an individual will learn not to live by himself. As to how to support the table for common meals, in Crete, it will come from public land produce and tax collected. It is similar to the way the common meals in Sparta is being supported wherein there will be a contribution from each group. In Crete, the tax is tantamount to having a contribution from each member of the society. The public land produce is not just used for common meals. The produce is distributed to three different groups in the society; the citizens, slaves, and foreign residents. The way in which the produce is distributed is not necessarily equal to each group in the society.