Work, Meta-work, No Work

For physicists, work is the movement of mass upon the application of force. For the rest of us, work is the effort made to obtain or accomplish something. Laying bricks to build the wall of a house is work undertaken to make a dwelling. From the standpoint of evolution, work is the effort required to survive. An early human chasing down an animal for dinner was work. Cooking it was the work to make it easily digestible and safe to eat.

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