From Left to Right: Dhrupit, Shravan, Sonali, Urvi, Pratik, Shaily, Bharat, Kunal, Saurabh
What makes a clock tick? Its battery. The energy from the battery runs the machinery of gears which makes the hands of the clock tick.
What makes a tree tick? What makes it work? Roots, soil, water, air, sunlight, and photosynthesis in the leaves which creates the energy
What makes a car tick? the engine, tyres, driver and the whole mechanism of transmission, not to forget the fuel.
What Makes a Fountain Tick?
While we only consider a few links in the chain of connected energy flows that make a thing work, the example of a fountain is illustrative. A fountain needs water, hydraulics, a network of pipes and a supporting software program. It also needs electricity which flows continuously through the wires which reach all the way through the grid to the power generation facility. We know that electricity cannot be stored and therefore it has to be continuously produced to meet the demand. Assuming a hydroelectric power station, we need water to flow through the turbines, and in turn rivers to flow and if you keep going this way, we need the whole weather and climate to work in order for our fountain to work.
It is not just the fountain which is dancing but the whole world which is dancing
What Makes You Tick?
So one must inquire what makes oneself tick. What makes energy flow through you?