No one is an island, isolated by itself,
Everyone is part of the continent, part of the mainland.
If earth be washed away by the sea,
then our land has diminished,
As well as if a city were,
As well as if someone of your friends or your own were.
Anyone's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved with humankind.
Therefore do not call to see for whom the bell tolls.
It tolls for thee.
--paraphrased John Donne