"Wolf" might be better analogy, as in, "You get the wolf you feed."

Our civilizations feed 'civilized' humans to isolate themselves from the natural resources and responsibilities that we evolved with, so the more civilized we become (city-based culture of colonialism "buying a life"), the less holistically our brain develops and is used. We turn into tools of Money.

A recent SF book I like describes alien civilizations that develop robots and AIs to do their work, but the robots and AIs become lazy and stupid, too.

We are the resource-destroying robots our movies warned us about.