With us men, there seems to be some sort of male hierarchy based on physical strength.
For example at the gym, the question is:
Can you deadlift over 4 plates? Can you squat over 3 plates? Can you bench over 2 plates?
This seems to be the very basic bar in terms of strength. Either you are above it, or under it.
If you are over it, you become part of this elite club. If you cannot, you are just another ‘rando’ (random) individual who is just sort of a hobbyist.
The human desire for respect?
What is ‘respect’? It is the weighing of equals. “Inter Pares” as Nietzsche calls it (amongst equals).
Why seek your equals or others?
Then it seems the next goal is: