Oh man

What a wretched animal you are!

You call yourself the apex of creation, that you have reason or that you are rational, does it protect you from jealousy, anxiety, greed, gluttony, war or even from the fear of death? Some even think themselves special, and separate from animals. Look at yourselves, and see yourselves for what you really are; an unfortunate animal, a wretched animal.

It is no wonder Montaigne says

there is more distance from a given man andย a given man than from a given man andย a given beast

Montaigne: We are all animals

Apology for Raymond Sebond