In periods of relative abundance, this limited denial has little impact but to provide fuel for the growth of these exploitive elements. But as competition increases to the point where denial of resources becomes a factor in survival, the dynamic between winners and losers will be drawn all the more sharply. And nature carries no sympathies for the lost. There are the victors of the day, and there are the dead. Struggle is their only constant. To alter any of this is a power beyond humankind, which is both his blessing and his curse.