Giving people services at the expense of fellow citizens is not providing them an opportunity to do anything nor does it benefit society. It simply allows the government to violate its mission and violate the rights of people. It is not the mission of government to provide people what they need to survive at other peoples expense, nor is it in line with capitalist principles or the principles of a free society.I don't think trying to create a system that benefits the most people is an attempt to relieve all suffering.
Giving a majority an opportunity to earn a share of the pie benefits society as a whole, instead of allowing a small percentage at the top to use their position and leverage to rig the game. There's a point were success becomes more about ego and power at others expense than achieving anything positive.
I don't really care about any of this.I won't disagree that as a society we've raised a couple generations of lazy, self entitled brats with little work ethic. But on the other hand we've also created a huge swath of unemployment and disparaging income, which far outweighs any abuse of the social system.