While not everyone might be considered equally unimportant, by the same token not everyone can be considered equally unfortunate. When we’re all equally fortunate than true equality might be conceivable.
A variation on this might be Camus' conjecture that only when we were all slaves might true freedom or true democracy exist - but I can’t put my finger on the exact wording of his quote.
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the watering of the unwatered plant
reclining figure, chalk on manilla Jan. 2011