Imagine this : you’d like to send something fragile, like a glass bottle, via mail. You take a big cardboard box and wrap the object with bubble wrap and some other fillers.
To protect your package and to warn the postal service, there’s some stickers you can put on them:
‘FRAGILE: HANDLE WITH CARE’
‘THIS SIDE UP’
Makes a lot of sense, right? Now we can send the package and be confident it is delivered safely.
An object is fragile when, if subject to stressors, it gets weaker or breaks.
Think of an egg – you’ve got to keep that egg protected in a box to prevent it from breaking. Any unexpected bumps or drops, would mean a floor omelette.
There’s an opposite to this…