Our changing vocabulary for shared identity indicates that our sense of self is becoming more and more complex with links not only to other humans but also to nature, art, and intelligence. No matter how the terminology changes, the essence—empathy—remains the same and holds the key not only for our survival, but also for that of our world.
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