There exists a distinction between freedoms to do what you want and freedoms from what you don’t want. I think it is common in our culture to chase the former while neglecting the latter. But there is a certain sweetness that is then missed, e.g.: freedom from mental nagging, freedom from desires.
For example, I take more joy in no longer being compelled to eat junk food than I ever took from actually eating junk food.
So, alleviation of hedonic desires may not necessarily come from the freedom to get more.
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