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Is it part of human nature to have a hierarchy?

This question was mainly inspired by my history class. We were going over some Russian Marxists, and I thought it was interesting that even a communist regime will have a leader. This brought up the question, "Is it natural for humans to have a leader?" I thought about any organization and realized they all have a decently-defined hierarchy. I also thought about our cavemen ancestors and the sort of familial hierarchy with the father as the provider of food and safety (I haven't really studied anthropology, so tell me if I'm incorrect).

Feel free to ask clarifying questions, and I am looking forward to your responses!


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    Oct 16 2013: I you think women dont run things ( the boss) just try telling her how to cook , how to drive or how to raise kids If you think you ( us men , us big strong men ).run things just try those examples and see who sleeps on the couch
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      Oct 19 2013: Haha, depends on how you look at it. Oh, I know there is one out there to tell me how to turn a wrench. How to crawl in the attic with out going through the ceiling when she wants the christmas tree down. How to throw a ball. How to make the kids happy when it's not christmas or birthday. How to troubleshoot and fix anything that is broken on the car that you can't tell her the reason the clutch has gone is because of her driving habits. Why I should not think analytically and melodically. I guess this is when I lose all meaning and virtue in life. No one runs things, we all have our place in time. People can think what they wanna think I guess.

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