No one is ever free. Ever. An individual, stack on a desert island, with a plentiful supply of food and water and no commitments of any kind is still subject to circumstances and local conditions.
But there are degrees of freedom that arise our of our capacity to make decisions that lead to desirable outcomes.
To get what you want, you need to act with a clear understanding of what it is you seek to get.
Everything else then becomes a matter of logistics and capability.
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