True, which is why meritocracy is better than a feudal system. But neither get around the basic issue that talents, like family background, are still distributed on a purely random basis. It doesn't matter how hard I work, I will still be unable to run as fast as Bolt or Farah. I will always come behind them but that doesn't give me any right to take away their rewards or heaven forbid stop them from running or even chop their feet off so that we would have the same outcome.
Being born rich doesn't meant that you end your life rich either. There is a little something in between.
But in the end, we enter this life with nothing and we leave it with nothing. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust.