Nature of Hierarchy

Everything in life has a harmony. The Earth’s rotation around the sun, the orbits of the planets for millions of years without colliding with each other, the water cycle in nature, the change and adaptation of animals, the evolution of humans… Without this harmony, there would be no such thing as existence, we would not exist. In the absence of harmony, the collision of beings or matter with each other would cause everything to disappear.

Disruption of this harmony can only be achieved by the destruction of nature and the laws of physics. For this reason, the harmony of inanimate objects cannot be disrupted, but when we say the harmony of people, things get complicated here. It is easier for animals to get along with each other, because they are more natural beings than humans, they live in it for the purpose of somehow surviving, rather than breaking the laws of nature and producing something out of it. Therefore, it is much easier for them to be in harmony with each other than humans.

No two people are the same. Everyone’s DNA, RNA, family, environment, culture and gender are different from each other. Even people who are physically the same and have the same family are so different from each other in terms of mentality, it is unthinkable for two unrelated people to be similar rather than the same. Despite all this, as a common point, we also have an instinct to create an environment and make friends in order to survive, as in many animals, since we are also in the category of biological animals. So we somehow hold on to parts that are similar to each other and sometimes make up for each other’s shortcomings with the other’s skills.

Of course, the grouping of people is shaped according to their social environment, and this social environment is generally based on the economic situation. Rich people do not co-exist with middle-income or poor people, and class differences occur here. When many rich people come together, it just makes them richer and able to run their businesses in prosperity, while poor people together only helps them survive. In Burundi, which is the poorest country in the world, people cannot even drink clean water, and people with good economic status do nothing but say ‘a pity’ to this situation. We find this class division not only in living people, but also in dead people. In Burundi, the cemeteries of the wealthiest people are located in a different place than those of the poor or middle-class. Middle-income people, on the other hand, can have a tombstone if they are lucky enough to meet their families, and their place is different from poor people because they believe in life after death and want to be in the same place as people of their own level in their afterlife. The poor, on the other hand, are buried side by side, one on top of the other, on a certain plot, and their places are determined with ordinary large or small stones that and even their names are not on these graves. In a world of class distinction, even in death, it is very unlikely that ‘different’ people will help each other. Because people’s friends and environment gradually become what they are, and it is almost impossible to come across a disgruntled person in a group that does not help people with low income.

Hierarchy is an indispensable part of our life. It is a way of life that exists not only among people, but also in nature and aims to maintain order. In fact, there is no such thing as partnership anywhere, there is an apprentice-boss relationship, and for this order to continue, the hierarchy must continue. The weak mass is doomed to perish. This situation is similar to the female bird throwing her injured or disabled infant from the nest. Nobody would prefer a healthy child from a well-to-do family instead of a disabled child born in a poor family. While it is a brutal situation, humanity has no other choice but to survive. In the end, there always has to be a boss. So partnership is a lie.

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