Hierarchy is an inevitable reality of society simply because some are better skilled, more responsible, or more naturally equipped to be leaders. To be further up the ladder generally conveys prestige, honor and respect, but it is not always the result of personal merit or persevering ambition. Status is the privilege of the wealthy and the well-born as well. It can also be bestowed on religious leaders and forcefully implemented by violent regimes. However, deserved or not, people’s different rankings bring a social order that cannot be ignored and that is still preferable by far to anarchy.