Poeple on a whole view an alpha as a dominant one. Animal instinct is to butt horns until the animal is to old, slinks off into oblivion and dies. Same goes for the female, bye bye, when you can no longer bare young or care for them.... Then why in tribes, are elders so revered, the chief is often the eldest of the clan. Is not he the Alpha male? Not just because of his past glories, or his strength, also for his wisdom? His wealth of knowledge he can pass on to the young...hot heads.. As with the elder females...without their knowledge, I doubt we would have made it past the second birthing.