We are all "10"s! Not one of us can do what we do without the aid/support/service of our brothers and sisters. If we say we can, we lie. And equality does matter (in my mind) to ensure the dignity and respect of every person's contribution/service.
I can remember walking to school (as early as 1st grade) and noting an adult in our community be, regularly, persecuted by 6 year old peers. This gentleman worked for the village crew . . . most notably in garbage collection. He was kind, friendly and took great pride in his work (hanging off the back end of the garbage truck). I secretly wished this gentleman would stop 'serving' his persecutors. NOT picking up their garbage would surely demonstrate the value of his gift.
We are one body, indivisible with liberty and justice and equality for all. lfm