My mum emphasize on bonding (though we belong to middle income family)... multi-tasking in her long hours of hawker life... still managed to cook for us... utilised her precious resting time to chat with us.
It is a matter of priority... fully utilise the quality time to share with family members.
人走的时候， 所谓的不放心，遗憾， The WORRY that one possess moment BEFORE one DIE is REGRET.
都是跟亲人之间的一些亲情啦，舍不得啦，放不下啦， It revolves on the LOVE between the FAMILY MEMBERS.
还没有看到他成婚，没有看到他独力，大概就是这些。 Things like haven't witness the marriage of the child or the child becoming independent.
Sadly, I think this is a reflection of our society.
When people become too materialistic and chase after wealth, they lose their focus and forget that life is about the family.
You are right that when one has sufficient wealth, he can then spend time thinking about life and he will then refocus on the family.
But not many families are so lucky as putting food on the table in Singapore is getting tougher and tougher.
I spent over 10 years in Northern Ireland and in my later years, I visited a lot of Irish houses... including farm houses. Though these families had very little materialistic wealth, they were very happy with their lives. They were always smiling and cracking jokes about life. The family unit in Ireland is very strong even though they may not have much.
Contrast that with Singapore where everyone is chasing after wealth. I think society has a part to play in the way we think and act. And of course, our government too has a role in it. What is the use of chasing after numbers if at the end of the day, the quality of life suffers. Governments should be measured by the happiness of its people rather the GDP of the country.