My exponentially great grandfather was a Neanderthal.
My exponentially exponential grandmother was a bacteria.
I share tiny bits of DNA with ancient viruses.
The water in my blood came from dinosaurs.
The calcium in my bones came from stardust.
And the oxygen I just breathed in came from an ancient plant.
I embrace diversity and connections. We are all parts of each other; animal, microbe, rock, and stars.
That is the Tao.