I would generally say "freedom to do what you want as long as it doesn't harm others" is a fundamentally good idea.
Personally I think a lot of the nanny state is bullshit and turns us into dependents of the state, exceptions being actual dependents like the sick/disabled. I do believe in a strong social safety net (temporary) for those who fall on hard times. And I believe in highly subsidized post-secondary education, and highly regulated or universal healthcare/insurance
Sweeping generalizations are also often bullshit and there's usually exceptions to everything which is why ideology sucks and everything should be judged based on cost/benefit analysis.