Consider! What does a group or individual owe to others? Cultural axioms do apply. Is one willing to share or are others just an end to a means?
The pyramid or tower has always been the model for societies to build themselves upon. Many pyramids, different shapes, different sizes; all with their own set of rules. Sometimes the bigger ones like to absorb the smaller ones. Sometimes they break apart into a bunch of little ones and the rest run about just to create havoc.
Always been this way, seems it'll always be so.
I suppose the idea would be to spread out into a bunch of little pyramids to give more people access to the greater good they're supposed to create. I'm thinking that's what the American Revolution was all about. All that wide open space controlled by a conglomerate far away. I suppose those at the time wanted to start their own conglomerate. Spreading out the wealth, so to speak.
Some pyramids start out with great ideas and lots of spirit. Sometimes they even go far to improve the human condition.
Finally, here's a question to consider...
Has humanity managed to improve it's overall behavior and existence towards one another as a whole throughout its existence?