Entitlements do nothing but enslave others. When you permit the government to take the fruit of someone else's labor, you are taking something that is rightfully theirs by force.
A better society would be one in which people freely exchange, buy and sell gooods, as well as donate and provide for others on a voluntary basis. Good societies are built by communities ensuring the welfare of others, not the state.
A person is far better off who makes an honest attempt to take part in society by pulling his own weight. Anyone who honestly cannot pull their own weight should be helped through the community by people who are far more caring and benevolent than the state could ever be.