A structuralist theory of everything - metaphors - fractals - webs - mosaics - spirals. Scales of reality and infinitely repeating patterns throughout psyche, human society, ecology, and universe. The micro within the macro. Systems thinking. Ecological thinking. The many and the one. We are all defined by our relationships to everything.
Ecosystems are like human societies: they’re built on relationships. “Our success in coevolution—our success as a productive society—is only as good as the strength of these bonds with other individuals and species,” Simard wrote. “Out of the resulting adaptation and evolution emerge behaviors that help us survive, grow, and thrive.”