Would it make sense to give every drop in the ocean a name? Does any of them ever independently exist on its own? Are any of the drops different from the others?
Conventionally, we need to label things and living beings to help navigate and orient ourselves in this existence. But, like the drops in the ocean, all things and living beings are connected in this vast universe. And none of them exists on its own.
Therefore, it does make sense to treat things and living beings with the same love, kindness, and compassion as we would treat ourselves. Whatever attitude we extend toward others, the world will respond in kind. A loving, kind, and compassionate attitude will generate great harmony among all.