A lion and a cougar arrived at a water hole at the same time. They began to argue about who should drink first.
Early in life we catch, or develop, a mechanism to deal with the unknown.
The alarm clock rings. Another day awaits.
Early street lights were generally candles, oil, and similar consumable liquid or solid lighting sources with wicks. The lamplighter’s duty was to carry a ladder and renew the candles, oil, or gas mantles.