IS freedom anything else than the power of living as we like?
Well tell me, then, do you like to live in error?
We do not. No one, sure, that lives in error is free.
Do you like to live in fear? Do you like to live in sorrow? Do you like to live in perturbation?
By no means.
No one, therefore, in a state of fear, or sorrow, or perturbation, is free; but whoever is delivered from sorrow, fear, and perturbation, by the same means is delivered likewise from slavery.
EPICTETUS. DISCOURSES. Book ii. §I, ¶4.