If you like making these choices for yourself, you like Western Civilization.
Western Civilization can be summed up in one word – “individual.”
You have a worth and an identity simply because you are made in the image of God.
All other social structures can be summed up in the word “group.”
Your worth and identity are in relation to your acceptance by a group, a clan, a gang, a family, a clique, a brotherhood, a society, a state, a company, a social network, a political party, etc.
If you conform and contribute to this group and the group praises you, you are worth more.
If you do not, or are considered a drain or a threat to the group, you are worth-less, and the group shames, fires, ostracizes, or kills you.
And like a pecking order, every group ends up having a party boss, a gang leader, a king.