The Universe is soup.
Every person, every being, every star, every emanation of energy, everything, is an ingredient in this soup.
Some ingredients influence other ingredients’ flavour.
Some enhance other ingredients, some detract from or mask the flavour of other ingredients.
We are all an important part of the soup – it wouldn’t be the same soup as it is right now if any one ingredient was left out.
We ingredients fight over which flavour should be more potent, which ingredients are more important than the others, over whether the soup was created from scratch, flavour building as each ingredient is added, or whether it was created as is, from a packet mix, over which flavours and ingredients came first…
None of those fights matter. All the ingredients and flavours – together – make the soup what it is.
….. or something.