It's what you're suggesting:
"Tough s*** to those who came into life without many (if any) perks."
Dude, I wasn't born too "Pretty" genes.
I can't cry "racist" nor complain that I am victim of sexism.
I haven't reincarnated here tens time over so I had more wisdom than my parents did and was therefor able to successfully get myself on the right track despite.
I had no siblings to learn how to be openly social.
It wasn't until my thirties that I learned how to learn through resurfacing of memories or channeling an external intelligence.
If this is the case, and no one is clever enough to find ways to help compensate those who came into life crippled, then for the sake of mercy there should be a tribunal by age of twenty-one where the individual is informed that their decisions have f***ed up the rest of their life and then given an option for Euthanasia.
The only reason to keep people around who've permanently damaged themselves - through lack of direction, prior experience and resources they were born into - Are the desperate, needy and struggling often times will easily sacrifice self-honor.
Yeah, I know Tariki suggests that no matter how nasty it gets for us we should look at our pain and suffering as sacrificial nurturing for others in the 'collective' who will ultimately benefit but I'm one of the very few left in this world who finds that possibility horribly disgusting and not sure why such an existence would be maintained for as long as it is said that it has - other than a dire fear of eternal death.
You take things in directions that people don't intend, and I think it's because you presume that a lot of people think the way you think they think.
There are people a lot less smart than you who are physically unattractive and still manage to make a decent living. If someone is genuinely unable to work, that's one thing. If I am willing to admit that some of us simply don't have the skills though, I can also right out refuse to believe that every twentysomething I see holding a sign touting five dollar large pizzas is either too ugly or too stupid to do something more complicated. I'm not saying they have to, I'm saying that if you have the ability to better your situation and don't, you really don't have a lot of room to complain.