Limiting freedom

There’s a reason why prison is considered punishment: freedom is essential to living. Even if we only ever do 10% of all the possible things to do in this world, just knowing that we can do the other 90% if and when we want to is enough. I’m not talking about breaking the law or anything of that nature. I’m talking about the simple, basic freedoms granted to us: the freedom to sleep in when we can, to speak when we can, to laugh and cry when we can; the freedom to cook and clean when we want and to leave the housework when we don’t feel like it; the freedom to come and go as we please, to wherever we please. And sometimes it’s only when these little things are taken from us that we realize how much we need them.