The perception is that while humans believe they use plants, it is possible that the plants are using us!
Do you wonder who/what is really in charge?
If you stop to realize that more than 90% of the biomass of the planet is plant based. Plants are the most successful biological organisms on the planet.
Many of the plants that are most successful use other organisims to maximize their territory.
For example flowering plants use birds and bees to spread their pollen. Plants use animals and birds to spread their seeds.
Is it an unreasonable stretch to say that perhaps some of the most successful plants use humans to spread themselves.
Fore example, plants that make themselves useful to humans are some of the most successful plants now. Mostly these are grain products, rice, corn, and wheat.
Anyway, it is an intersting perception.