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Lightning Processes, Understanding Processes: The Similarity

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; The real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” ~ Plato I remember a story my former school teacher told me and of course, I was at a very tender and not-so impressive age then, apparently, it was to get me scared of lightning, reminiscing about it, only makes me laugh. Well, the story behind this title is similar to how people look at an artistic sketch and find different interpretations; mine can be categorized under the word “Understanding”. Starting with the obvious, when the storm clouds are charged like giant capacitors in the sky. The upper portion of the cloud is positively charged and the lower is negatively but if by chance, these two charges happen to fight over who's in charge, the storm clouds discharge and the result is Lightning and it occurs, not from bottom up but from above then moves down. This is just the summarized version of how lightning forms and it’s an allegory of what t