Egalitarianism is an attempt to either:
a) obtain status by redistributing status to others
b) obtain status at a discount, largely so that we have access to and opportunity for better mates and other opportunities for either status, stimulation (learning, experiences), or material gain.
c) As a sentiment, its function is to maintain group strength by dragging the lower end of the community along with the upper end, and without it, human beings might not have ‘fed the children’ — who are the most prevalent bottom end.
Egalitarianism is the passive and low-cost alternative to producing innovation, excellence and performing actions in real time.