“ Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility. ”
Source: Civilization and Its Discontents
The really important kind of freedom involves attention, and awareness, and discipline, and effort, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them, over and over, in myriad petty little unsexy ways, every day.
The human race is a monotonous affair. Most people spend the greatest part of their time working in order to live, and what little freedom remains so fills them with fear that they seek out any and every means to be rid of it.
People have a completely messed up idea of what freedom is. Giving in to your compulsions is not freedom