Insights into primate social grooming. Yeah. That could be why I was attracted to becoming a manual therapist/HUMAN primate social groomer. I don't like fighting. I'd rather preemptively groom instead. Gives me some sort of illusion of control over a boundary between me and others in my troop who are much bigger/stronger. It makes sense in certain ways, especially if it works. Why it's not considered "smart".. I do not know. I'd call it social intelligence which has been underestimated.
Primates’ Social Intelligence Overestimated: Primates Groom Others If Afraid They'd Lose in a Fight With Them