An illusion that people think they have control of. Many think that they need to be equal to each other so everyone can have equal chances at things, but they also believe that they are their own special little person. Aside from almost directly contradicting themselves equality would drown the complication and surprise of your life, it is necessary to a "fulfilled" lifestyle. Furthermore, you don't need to have the same amount as everyone else, you need the amounts needed to be happy. In many circumstances these are low amounts. Especially with money.
Socialist: I really wish our leader believed in equality
so no one is in complete governmental dominance.
AcidAimCat: I really wish that there were no government sometimes.