Once upon a time, Challenge gave rise to Cooperation and Competition.
Competition raped and killed Cooperation after giving birth to Slavery and Uneven Distribution.
Slavery and Uneven Distribution got married and gave rise to Felt Injustice and Felt Fear.
Felt Injustice and Felt Fear got married and had two children named Envy and Jealousy.
Envy takes more after Felt Injustice. And Jealousy takes more after Felt Fear. Both have the same parents so their other attributes overlap.
Envy and Jealousy got married and gave rise to a child called Rivalry.
Rivalry gave rise to Disconnection and Misconnection.
Disconnection and Misconnection got married and gave rise to Apathy and Sociopathy.
Apathy and Sociopathy gave rise to Discord.
Discord gave rise to Challenge.
Challenge gave rise to Cooperation and Competion…
This story will keep repeating until Cooperation gain the skills and wisdom to beat Competition.
And therein lies the paradox.
And that’s Society’s riddle to solve.