Your individual freedom isn’t as important as our collective peace.
It’s about discipline and transcending our selfish inclinations (in theory, this will never happen in practice)
It’s not about completely stifling creativity or exchanges of ideas and opinions, it’s just about monitoring and controlling them.
Who cares if you can’t read a specific book or go to a specific place or eat something, you won’t die if you don’t. But you may die and others may die or at least be harmed mentally or physically if you decide to riot
Or something because you can’t accept that there are some things that you just can’t do. Choice is highly overrated when it’s pit up against happiness and harmony. And anyone who says that choice is what makes you happy lied, it’s actually what limits you. lol.