Naturally connected

Maurice Merleau-Ponty puts it this way:

Empathy is the connection between ourselves and others.

Naturally, we are all connected by air.

But we live while making “distinctions” between the connected things.

So, to “connect oneself and the other” is to reconnect.

We had forgotten that we were already connected.

Empathy is to realize this fact.

We are already connected!