In the America of the founding documents, all people are created equal. No one is better or more special than anyone else. No one.
All people have the god given right of Liberty. No government, no religious group, no social organization can tell you how to live your life.
That idea of Liberty means so much more than most people ever consider. Your life is your life. No one can live it for you. No one has the right to take your life choices away from you.
Your life and the things you make in life are yours to gain, to walk away from, to protect and defend or to give away.
The risks you take in life are yours. It is your responsibility to make the best choices for your life. The government isn't supposed to do it for you, no church is supposed to do it for you. No person or group of people is supposed to do it for you. Your life is on you.
Think about it. You have the right to be the type of person you want to be. You can be a risk taking hero. You can be a drunken slob. You can be a teetotaler. You can be an obnoxious twit or a responsible, dependable stand-up kind of person.
Whatever you do, you shouldn't expect anyone else to do it for you.
If you want to be safe, learn to protect yourself, your property and your dependents. It's not anyone else's job to protect you from others or from yourself.
If you want to be rich, do the work, take the risks, make the investments and spend wisely. No one owes you a penny or a guaranteed income.
If you would rather have others do it for you. If you want someone else to make the investments and make sure you have the necessities of life, then don't expect too much liberty. Once you owe them, they own you. You asked for it. Life in a gilded cage is still life in a cage and you are no longer your own person, but their person.