"We have the ability to identify ‘everything’ as a whole (or a ‘One’), which, once we’ve done that, makes it a part rather than the whole. If I can put ‘it all’ into words like ‘it all’ or ‘everything’, I’ve distinguished it as, in a sense, other than me. ‘It all’ is now scratchy marks on a page like e = energy. We could give ‘it all’ any label or symbol we want to. But then this is the 'strange distinction' between part and whole...."
-Fragments of Memetica, No. 15, pt. 2, adapted 
Benjamin Bennett-Carpenter writes academic / philosophical works and poetry. Teaches at a public university in North America. Consults/coaches (executive, life, creative).