Some people build houses in places where the Joneses can be thoroughly thwarted, reduced to looking on helplessly. For status may accompany sacrifice suffered willingly for the sake of ego. Maybe the Moon or Mars someday, but what to do about weekend entertainment and grandmother’s birthday?
Enfolding a bare rockface is a Ficus habit bringing sunlight, safety, nutrients and maybe more. Status never features among nature’s considerations in allocating space to a tree.
Ficus ilicina is an accomplished cliffhanger in habitat. Enjoying personal space and a view that pleases into old age may be arboreal things to ask about when next talking to the trees.
Every niche in nature has its rewards, serves to fill unused space. Every successful adaptation by an organism strengthens the cause of life overall, the collective diversity of all living species. As does the human colony on a moon of Jupiter to be started one day.