One of the greatest characteristics of our modern culture is our egalitarian mindset, the desire for everybody to be equal. If this were the case in heaven, it likely would be terribly dull. Can you imagine what it would be like to have no heroes, no role models for your children, and only yourself to look up to? The modern fixation on equality is perhaps one of the greatest blind spots of modernity.
~ Barry Morrow, [Heaven Observed]