it [energy] is a measure of what it takes to move a unit of stuff over a unit of distance.
Strangely enough, an amount of energy employed to move a 1 milligram object 1 millimeter across a frictionless horizontal surface is capable of moving a 10kg object 200 meters across a similar surface. Something, then is wrong with or missing from your definition. I suppose there is no point in asking you about genic energy at this point.
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