I'm free to do what I want, right? Get drunk? Take drugs? But if I get addicted, I'll be the opposite of free, won't I?
Paradoxically, having the freedom to choose something that will require you losing your freedom can be a wonderful thing--blessing. A loving relationship would attach strings to your freedom--welcome strings. What if the relationship turns bad and you're free again? That doesn't feel so wonderful, does it?
When you come right down to it, the only safe freedom is choosing God, loving Him and that includes trying to please Him (obey). That's freedom? Obeying? Yes, that's the greatest paradox. Spiritual freedom is the only good, dependable freedom. That's the Truth.