No, it's part of a very particular social system, and it's not a given that it just has to be dealt with. One of the core aspects of a dominance hierarchy is that one must accept abuse from those who have more power or social clout, with the only recourse being that one can then dole it out to those with less power than you - - something that is very destructive to all. That's what you are describing and because you've grown up swimming in that ocean, you think that it's the only way water can be, but it's not.

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