OM! We are all interconnected and dependent on each other, everything is dependent on another for it to be, there is no island, nothing exists independently on it's own. The nature of our existence is we are social animals, we need the compassion of a mother as soon as we are born, not knowing who we are or even whose arms we are resting and yet there is a bond an affection between mother and baby. This is a lesson of life to be learned. If i break my arm or if i cut my finger or bang my toe yes it is those parts of our body which hurt but our whole body is affected. So it is with those human beings and everything that exists actually. Cause and effect. I think when we fully grasp the interdependent nature of our existence we can more clearly understand the true nature of reality. I, me or self does not exist by itself. We are one.