Restrictions are useful in that they hold you back from doing harm to yourself, to others, or to the community and from breaking God's commandments.
A river has two banks, they do not restrain its water-course but preserve it.
If a river has no banks it will flow on both sides and inundate the land turning it into swamps. I wonder if rivers object to having two banks and say : Banks restrain our freedom!!
It is the same for you; the banks to you are God's commandments, the laws and the traditions or perhaps religion and education. Both are for your benefit; for a child who refuses education and considers it restricting his freedom, or the youth who refuses the advice of his parents, his teachers or his guides, seeing in them a restraint to his freedom, such a person will be corrupt and will be led astray from the right path. Can straying be another name for freedom or a consequence thereof?
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