According to the peerless Ed Babinski:
So the earth was what the ancients knew and for millennia in Egypt and Mesopotamian and for centuries in ancient Israel (a much younger civilization than either Egypt or Mesopotamia) the ancients were concerned with the earth being the flat firm foundation of creation. The horizon itself was viewed as a place of mystery where heaven and earth somehow met or were nearer one another. The earliest portions of The Book Enoch (a book written in Palestine between the Old and New Testaments) contain the view that heaven and earth met at the horizon, while elsewhere in the same book it seems to be implied that heaven was held above the earth mysteriously by four angels located at the far ends of the earth in the four cardinal directions).
Imagine you were living on the flat earth. Life can be pretty precarious. Every time there’s an earthquake, towns and cities slide off the tilted surface of the earth. Survivors must cling to trees as they watch hills and mountains roll over the edge like marbles on a checkerboard. Everything not nailed down is at risk. In fact, flat-earthlings have learned from sorry experience to work outside with safety-ropes tied to trees.
However, life on the flat-earth has its compensations. If you live on the coast, you can have boiled fish for dinner every day. You don’t have to catch it or cook it. Every time the sun sinks into the ocean, it serves up a wide variety of poached fish and steamed shellfish.
(There is, of course, the nagging question of who reignites the sopping wet sun every morning.)
Adventurous flat-earthlings often walk to the horizon to peer over the edge of the earth. On the other hand, sailors have to steer clear the waterfall at the rim of sea.
Adolescent boys have a rite of passage. They play a game of chicken by drag-racing their camels to the horizon, to see who blinks first. Unfortunately, a certain percentage of daredevils hurtle over the edge each year when their camels don’t stop in time.
Homeowners living on corner lots erect fences to keep their sheep, goats, and toddlers from falling off the edge.
It takes a certain amount of forethought and ingenuity to function on a wobbly square tile. Indeed, there are geoplanar engineers to help you navigate the challenges of life on the flat, tumultuous earth.