Cooperation… the species and cultures that survive the best… COOPERATE, and look out for the weakest and protect the wisdom of the seniors.
The 3 in front are old & sick, they walk in front to set the pace of the running group lest they get left behind.
The next 5 are the strongest & best, they are tasked to protect the front side if there is an attack.
The pack in the middle are always protected from any attack.
The 5 behind them are also among the strongest & best; they are tasked to protect the back side if there is an attack.
The last one is the LEADER. He ensures that no one is left behind. He keeps the pack unified and on the same path. He is always ready to run in any direction to protect & serves as the ‘bodyguard’ to the entire group.
Yes, this is what it really means to be a leader. But more, it’s another example of how we were taught wrong… it’s NOT “survival of the fittest” … nor is it a matter of “only the strongest surviving. No, as Darwin pointed out… the species and groups that survive the best are those who COOPERATE.