In life, there are rubber balls and glass balls and you are always juggling. Your family is glass, so you can't drop them. Many of your work projects are rubber balls
Hmm ... we are a culture that values perfection not flaws. We value things that fit a specific set of ideals and if it is flawed or broken we throw it away. We are taught not to keep things that are damaged or flawed, or heaven forbid - broken.