Either we have such confidence in ourselves as a species or we have so little that we often look at and describe other species and even non-living things in human terms. We look at them and see any number of things that they are not and sometimes forget that they are really just themselves with their own characteristics, tempers, and needs. And these things frequently have absolutely no relation to anything we would or could recognize as needs or wants. It may comforting to us to associate everything we can with us so that we may feel more part of the planet than we may actually be; since we have provided more hurt to the planet, we will try in any way to create the illusion that all other residents and pieces of the world are as human as we must necessarily be. This is, at best, a tragedy, since we really should be behaving more like the ‘less intelligent and aware’ inhabitants than they like us. We really have no reason to use the power that we do have to destroy our own livelihoods and habitats, much less all the others,’ including plants and infrastructure, habitats. It would be nice to think that we might use our vaunted intelligence before we have gone beyond the point of no return. Shouldn’t we first learn to behave like humans before assuming other species would be happy to?