The word Liberal is derived from an ancient Latin Roman word meaning, ” To be born a free man!”
A free man can only be understood in contrast to an enslaved man. Physical and social Constraints restrict freedoms(obvious choices). Constraints then can also inspire innovation in some that look for ways to remove, modify, or get around the constraints.
Some people like constraints and voluntarily comply with them. There is good reason for this because freedom provides choices, and more often than not too many choices leads to dissatisfaction and unhappiness. Some Women for example have many more choices available today than one hundred years ago, but it may not have made women happier after all. And so we get a few women who openly and freely endorse the old scripts for themselves!
No one is without constraints and so absolute freedom is an absolute impossibility except when you are asleep. And maybe a lifestyle with limited choices and freedom is not a bad thing if you choose it voluntarily?