2. The function of much conflict appears to be the control of food and reproduction through the control of territory. Conflict can be considered as one of the most motivating forces in our existence and as a necessary element to social life. The absence of conflict is contrary to basic human and social needs and is comparable to a state of death because there is no striving between need and need satisfaction, no oscillation between deprivation and gratification, no pendulum effect, no rhythm. It is an adynamic state, incompatible with life itself. This is why lack of conflict causes its own destruction, leading to conflict, just as conflict leads to actions aimed at attaining the state of conflictlessness.