The ancient philosophers divided the world into four realms, each realm transcendental in a way beyond those that precede it:
The “silent” realm—earth, rocks, water, air, etc., do not transcend their bounds in any way.
Plants transcend their bounds by growing.
Animals transcend their bounds by traversing space.
And Man, how does he transcend his bounds?
Man reaches outside of himself with words. With dialogue.
Man alone is capable of hearing his own self through the ears of another. Man alone is capable of transcending the very bounds of self.