"The vast majority of humans, for all their various complaints about the thing, are perfectly happy with hierarchy because it lets them know where there are within the Social Order. This applies to 'outsiders', too: they know they are simply 'outside'. We're not a species that does well with being truly Free. We tend to equate it with being lost. Much like cats in that regard. Want to come and go as we please, but Goddess help you if our bowl is empty or the litter box full."