I remember part of a story, maybe a short story. In it, people are handicapped in different ways depending on what they're good at. People that are really strong have weights attached to them. People that are really smart have devices that interrupt their train of thought.
All of this was done to make everyone on the same level, to make life fair and equal for everyone.
I think I read this back in high school, so around 2004. I don't think it was a new short story at that point though. It was in English and I read it in the US.
A part of the story that I specifically remember was a brother and sister talking. Her brother had a large weight attached to him, and she talked about removing some of the weight, but there were severe punishments for those that mess with their "handicap".