The evolutionary line that ultimately led to the invention of the iPhone did refine these capabilities to enhance social interactions to an extent not found in chimps, enabling hunter gatherers in the Flintstone era to function as a “unique and highly competitive predatory organism.”
There's a Hopi proverb that says "one finger cannot lift a pebble." It takes the whole hand to grasp, the arm to move and of course, the brain to coordinate. Each finger is it's own thing, yet each is part of something larger, too. It takes a centrally coordinated executive function for those parts to do things together, but when they do - the results are are disproportionately greater.
The brain works like that, too. We like to look at the separate pieces as serving distinct functions, but the reality is that we need every piece to reach our full potential.
Whatever we like to tell ourselves, the same holds true for society. We're not a bunch of silos working in competition; we're part of the same societal system. Together, we are more than the sum of our parts. When we recognize this, consciously, we don't need hand outs or hands up - we become the force that moves pebbles and mountains ourselves.