Understanding our nature and our ascent from nucleotide to gene to cell to organism to us helps us appreciate what giant strides have been taken.
It’s much better to see us being pushed through from below rather than being pulled up from above. It helps us accept our negative traits better. It means we’re not a disappointment, instead an achievement.
There will always be a tendency to one multicellular organism dominating the others. There will be an organism that can inhabit more niches than others. We are that organism now. Dinosaurs took that place before us.
The trait that leads to domination though often leads to downfall.