Consequences happen for a reason. Positive consequences happen to show us that something is good, so what we did can be reinforced. Negative consequences happen to push us away from certain behaviours.

If you help someone overcome their circumstances, that’s noble. But if you help them avoid the consequences of their own actions, well. You’re taking away a chance for them to learn, and that means they’re likely to make the same mistake again. That will only hurt them in the long run.