I love flat objects, especially when they are objects I already have, because they are so easy to use and you can create something out of nothing.
There are two things you should know about flat objects: 1) They are usually made out of non-living material, so you don’t get the annoying “fluff” feeling when you see one of them; and 2) They are almost always made of metal or glass.
There are three main types of flat objects, metal, glass, and plastic. When you look through a window, you’ll probably see a lot of glass objects, but metal objects are more common because they are hard to see and are often used for display purposes. Plastic objects are also more common because they are easy to move around and are often found on shelves.
Metal objects are usually made of metal, but plastic objects are harder to break and are often made of plastic. This makes plastic being easier to break and lighter, but harder to make sturdy. Metal objects are made of a hard material (like steel), and plastic objects are made with a softer, flimsier material (like rubber). This allows metal to be more durable than plastic, but plastic is easier to break and easier to break into flimsy pieces.
A similar concept to the one above, flat objects are easy to break and are often found on shelves. You can find flat objects in most kitchens too. The problem is that flat objects can be difficult to move around and can not be easily stacked. Plastic objects are harder to move around and are usually made of a soft material like rubber. Flat objects are often made of a hard material like metal, and plastic objects are made with a softer, flimsier material like rubber.
In the case of flat objects being difficult to move around and stacks of flat objects, they tend to be made of soft materials. Rubber has a very low friction and will tend to rub against each other and against anything you put it on. Plastic has a higher friction, but will tend to slide and will not be nearly as well stacked. Metal is a very tough material and will tend to stay together much better than paper.
Plastic and rubber are both made of a fibrous material called lignin. Lignin is a polymer that is almost like a glue. The fibres of lignin tend to stick together in many different ways, and there are many different ways the fibres are intertwined. The combination of lignin and fibres creates a very strong bond between any two objects.
The problem is when we’re not aware of our own habits, routines, impulses, and reactions, then we no longer control them they control us. Whereas a person with self-awareness is able to exercise a little meta-cognition and say, “Hmm… every time my sister calls me and asks for money, I end up drinking a lot of vodkas.
The truth is that we don’t have to think about our own habits, routines, impulses, and reactions all the time. We simply know what they are and we know that they are going to mess something up for us. This knowledge allows us to be more flexible and productive in the face of a problem. The problem is when we don’t know what it is that we need to do, we don’t know when we need to do it.
Many of us know that it is best to take a break from work, read a book, or go for a walk when time is tight. But how often do we do these things when we are not on autopilot? And how often do we realize that we need to take a break before we need to do these things? We tend to blame something if its not in front of us, or we blame someone’s behavior if its not to our liking.