RUBRIC SYSTEMS

FUNCTIONAL HIERARCHY

Hierarchies of functions don't exist in every discipline, but when
they do occur, the division can be marked.

A typical example is the business hierarchy.

Another example is the traditional division of a house shown
below:

















The division can be analogized to the higher and lower functions
of the brain, in which higher functions typically control or manage
lower functions, and higher functions typically serve a more
'beautified' purpose which holds greater honor and prestige in
society.

Social functions such as reproduction, possession of property and
wealth, and high-functioning jobs are typically considered to be
more prestigious and of higher rank than menial jobs, disability,
and homelessness.

Occasionally exaggerated importance is given to individuals who
gain high status from a low position. But it is more likely that such
a person would become a king than that the entire hierarchy
would be inverted.



              
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