The spade has turned.
Human behaviour and all the products of human behaviour are best understood as expressions of the human tendency to allocate resources according to status.
Practically-speaking, a person’s survival depends on their membership in a group and their status in it. Additionally, success — however it is defined over and beyond survival and reproduction — also depends on and is defined by an individual’s membership in a group and their status in it.
There is nothing — absolutely nothing — that trumps, circumvents or transcends the ceaseless churn of seeking, gaining, maintaining and losing the approval of others.
And so it goes. Fine weather, isn’t it?