We are wired to be free: it’s a function of the prefrontal cortex, experienced as free will and self-control. In a social context, freedom is expressed as a choice, pending on our ability to create options, evaluate outcomes, and make good decisions.
Freedom, naturally, is an expression of adaptive behavior. Freedom, naturally, changes us. If we resist change, we stop being free.
There’s one cognitive bias that takes away our freedom, switching off our growth mindset.