Humans: The World's Most Social Animal Essay

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As humans we believe that in all of the world there is no creature superior to us. We believe that our capabilities of coherent thought makes us masters of the earth. The issue with that mentality is that we don’t recognize our flaws and fallacies. We begin trying to decide which type of human is superior, creating divides amongst ourselves, to the point where we are almost no better than the animals we look down upon. Always, in these ever changing situations, will there be leaders. The “top of the chain” who see fit to keep their affluent positions, and keep the masses under their control. Those who herd the masses like sheep, shrouding their vision and influencing their judgment. People’s opinions are affected and formed by their…show more content…
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