metabolic processes

Definition. A metabolic process is a process whose values are strictly positive, but below a very low threshold (i.e., infinitesimal).
Survival depends on having at least one metabolic process. In other words, death occurs upon cessation of all metabolic processes.
cf: “The worst mistake you can make is to do nothing because you can only do a little.”
keywords: General Systems Theory, Life

Publish or perish.

Without publication, you degenerate to playing in traffic.
You can access reality beyond your sensory radius only via literature (in particular, mappings and databases).
cf: “If you want to lead a peaceful life, you have to write a book.”
The principle “Publish or perish.” applies at all levels of scale, not just to the individual. For example, the expulsion of the Jews from Nazi Germany (indeed, the rise of Nazi Germany itself) was at its base the default form of a document-creation process. Progress demands a quota of document-creation per unit time, and so one way of viewing history is as the increasing frequency and sophistication of document-creation.
keywords: standard of living, wealth, well-being

a/c not coming on?

It may be because the breaker switch has been tripped. Coming on causes a millisecond amp spike that may or may not trip the breaker. There is an optional ‘starter kit’ that can be installed in the a/c unit that will prevent that millisecond surge from being sent to the breaker box.
keywords: air conditioning, electrical problem, cooling, installation

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The purpose of religion is to prepare you for spirituality.
Religion is for those who are afraid of going to hell.
Spirituality is for those who have already been there.
also, cf:
“He who possess art and science has religion; he who does not possess them, needs religion.”
— Goethe