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[–]UncleWillard56 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think it's more that everyone wants to sugarcoat the purpose of a society. Its purpose is to proliferate. Like any species, the biological imperative of human beings is to propagate the species. You can dress it up with all kinds of noble and enlightened ideals, but in the end it's about that biological drive to make more of us. Societies are just a way to organize organisms to ensure the species has all the resources and opportunities to do that. Until we've conquered resources to the point where there's little to no struggle to get them, we'll never be able to move forward to the next level.