The beauty of the world is that it is all connected, and that everything is interdependent, everything is one. However we spend much of our time seperating, defining, and catagorizing, none of which are real, they are all fictions and narratives.
When defnitions are made and catagories created, there are always those items that don't fit the nice neat box. Mankinds tries to contain the infinite in words but needs to understand that nothing exists by itself.
Nothing is seperate from anything else. All of it, all of us, are all connected, and ultimately part of the same whole.
That leads to the thought that if you treat everything as seperate and distinct, you end up with processes and actions that lead to unforseen results. Bring in animals from one region to another region where it has no predator and wrong things happen. The list is long, but none of the actions was meant to cause harm, but they did because they ignored that we are all connected.
Look at ecosystems and our inability to make them stable or thrive, it is because we cannot grasp the complexity.
Man sees himsekf as seperate and is not. We are not managing the world, we are in it. We are part of the process.
All living things matter and have a effect on the system, and all living things are affected by changes in the system.
We need to coexist with nature, the world, our systems, and our our actions.
We are simply part of the whole.