It basically stops the population going into a panic. If everyone suddenly lost control of their lives at the same time the world would suddenly decend into chaos. It takes all types to make a world and each of us have our time and our place.
The universe hasn’t ended yet because it was suddenly all too much for itself and so it decided to spontaneously combust.
We live in a society because our ancesters before us decided that is was obviously a better mutual thing if we all stuck together. For not only the exchange of ideas, but also for mutual support. We actually need each other. Look what we can achieve when we work together! We have a shop near by that we can go to and buy milk and bread from. And more than that we can buy fromm others almost everything we can imagine.