Prior to the 60s, cats were mostly kept outdoors. There hasn't been enough evolutionary time yet for them to completely adapt to indoor only living with humans. They give up a lot of their natural behaviors for us - and this is the root of most behavior issues. Some of the survival strategies these asocial obligate carnivores deploy are;
Change their nocturnal lifestyle to match your circadian rhythms
Make do with a territory that's one ten-thousandth the size of some of their feral counterparts
Other than the occasional house mouse, they give up killing, which is the activity that defines every fiber of their feline being.