It goes without saying that the subject at the top of the pecking order indulges in his power by taking or doing whatever he wants, even at the expense of the others below him. Each time that he does this and the lower subject does not like it, it has the potential be become a challenge for the higher position.
We don't think about these things in our daily lives because, for the most part, in the Western World we live rather peacefully, orderly, and cooperatively with each other. So much so that it's very easy to forget. And offensive to suggest.