@arteteco I have the same instinct, but I've found it helpful to visit auto junkyards and scrap metal yards. I've even considered working at one. Seeing the enormous, constant flow of engineered-objects back into raw metal is oddly reassuring. Or at least it helps me to not obsess over saving broken things.
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