A person cannot disappear by passing into another person; for by Nature we can only give ourselves as people so long as we remain self-conscious units, that is to say distinct. Moreover, this gift which we make of ourselves has the direct result of reinforcing the most incommunicable quality, that is to say the quality of superpersonalizing. Union differentiates.
True union does the fuse the elements it brings together, by mutual fertilization and adaption it gives them a renewal of vitality. It is egotism that hardens and neutralized the human stuff. Union differentiates.