Every movement, every thought, every contribution by every living thing is done for the purpose of reducing the risk involved while living in a dangerous world.
The world becomes safer one life at a time but maintains equilibrium by clinging to the herd.
When we wish for something better, we question, we observe, we conduct trials. These things require mingling with the herd. And then….
We decide upon a course of action. This can only be done alone.
If we succeed with our goals, the herd will follow; if we fail, the herd will nurture the fallen (unless it is a herd of chickens where the fallen are soon pecked to death).