For fungi, writes Merlin Sheldrake, "self-identity matters, but it is not always a binary world. Self can shade off into otherness gradually."

The same applies to human society, but we have certain tricks to ensure the illusion of a binary distinction.

(I'm reading Entangled Life, recommended by @glyph.)

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