This freedom being talked about here is not what most civilized human beings would like to hear or have.
It's not directly about the freedom of being free from ignorance and egoism that is widely mentioned in the teachings of yoga and Buddhism, but it's the universal non-discriminative freedom of existence that was being 'stolen' by a so called 'civilized society' under the control and regulation of a community supported authorization which created by human beings out of survival instinct under the function of ignorance and egoism, to control and regulate the world to be in certain way that they prefer and desire.
Those who want to live an easier 'civilized' way of life, to be 'protected' and 'authorized' by an authority/authorization that they support, to enjoy certain 'legal rights' that they want and agree with, while to control, oppress, punish and prosecute some others that they don't welcome and don't agree with under certain 'legal rights', many human beings would rather give up the 'universal non-discriminative freedom of existence', so that they themselves and the world that they lived in will be 'controlled' and 'regulated' by an authority to be and not to be in certain way based on their agreements and disagreements towards a world that they think how it should be, the way that they like it to be.
More importantly, they also want all the others who are different from them, who live life in the way that appears to be contradicting with the ideal world that they prefer and desire, to be put under the 'control' and 'regulation' of the authority/authorization that operates under their support, that is being given the power to control, oppress, punish and prosecute anyone who doesn't comply with a world that they prefer and desire.
This is 'civilization'.
Most people would prefer to sacrifice/give up/abandon 'the root freedom of existence as one is' in order to enjoy a sort of less challenging easier community supported life that built on support among a like-minded community, and the bigger their community the better and more powerful they are, in order to be 'controlling' the world and 'achieving' a world that they desire, even though the world doesn't belong to anyone, any community, any country, or any vision at all.
No matter how good and right that these human beings think and believe that they are, no one/no community/no country/no authorization should claim ownership towards the world, possess the world to be theirs, and control the world to be and not to be in certain way that they prefer and desire. The world is not even 'our world', but somehow, out of ignorance and egoism, all and everyone wants to claim the world to be 'my world' for an individual, or 'our world' for a community.
Many 'civilized' human beings justify, "We need to have control over the world, or else the world will be ruined by those who damage the world in certain way. We need to protect the world from damages." In fact, the world is fine as it is being run by the law of nature, and doesn't need anyone claiming ownership and authorization over it to be protecting it from anything, that doesn't really help the world to be a better place but there is so much suffering existing everywhere due to corruption, discrimination, oppression, war and violence due to the corrupted authorization run by corrupted human beings who think they are protecting and doing something great for the world, but actually it's all about making the world to be the 'ideal' way that they prefer and desire. But, nobody sees it that way.
The world will be balanced by the law of nature once in a while, by itself. But ignorance doesn't allow the human minds to accept the world as it is, but passionate human beings who think they love the world very much, they want to 'control' and 'protect' the world to be in certain way.
This 'freedom of existence as one is' disappeared after so called 'civilization' took place where a group of human beings started to gather their own community and seize possession and authorization over a particular land and space in the world, and formed a community supported authority over all and everything by writing a set of constitution laws to give or not giving certain rights to this and that, based on their likes and dislikes, agreements and disagreements, desire and don't desire, towards achieving a society or a world that is the way that they prefer and desire.
All are free in the beginning even though most human minds might not be free from ignorance and the consequences of ignorance, but everyone must learn how to tackle and endure many kind of difficulties in order to survive in this world independently as much as possible, without the need of requesting/attaining different types of so called 'legal rights' for being existing and surviving in this world that doesn't belong to anyone, any community, any ethnicity, any culture, any belief, any religion, or any country, but out of ignorance and egoism, all and every different individual, community, ethnicity, culture, belief, religion or country in the world want to claim ownership over the world and want to make the world to be the way that they prefer and desire, by 'control', 'oppress', 'discriminate' and 'prosecute' anyone or anything that are sort of 'hindering' them to achieve a world that they prefer and desire based on the self-interest of protecting and empowering their particular community, ethnicity, culture, belief, religion, country and vision of an ideal world.
Life is definitely harder, but all are free to be existing and surviving in this world as they are, free from being bound by any so called 'civilized authorization' that is not any different from 'legal gangsterism' that were being given so much power to 'control', 'oppress', 'discriminate' and 'prosecute' all and everyone under the name of upholding 'the law and order of a constitution', especially if it's an authorization that is run by those who are functioning under the influence of ignorance and egoism, that have prideful attachment and identification towards their particular community, ethnicity, culture, religion, nationality or country, that only prioritize on 'protecting' and 'empowering' their particular community, ethnicity, culture, belief, religion, nationality or country, and would perceive hostility and intimidation by anything that is contradicting with their particular community, ethnicity, culture, belief, religion, nationality or country.
Out of survival instinct deriving from ignorance and egoism, human beings gather power by forming a group of community run by an authorization to 'control' and 'regulate' the activity of that community as well as to provide certain 'protection' for that community from any hostility and intimidation from other communities.
Human beings who enjoy certain privilege, rights and protection from particular authorization to be having an easier comfortable less challenging life, who don't like to be facing all kinds of challenge independently, who rather be 'protected' and 'supported' by a community controlled and regulated by an authorization, would think and believe that such civilization is good for humanity, and would rather give up their initial freedom for being existing in this world and be living under the 'control' and 'regulation' of an authorization. But then, when things start to become not exactly what they like, they want to complain and protest, and would damage so many things violently out of anger and dissatisfaction in the process of 'complaining' and 'protesting' towards an authorization that they had been supported in order to 'control' and 'regulate' the world to be the way that they prefer and desire, but turns out to be not really exactly what they wanted.
The history had taught us that the world didn't become a better place but becoming worst under the existence of such 'legal gangsterism' run by an authorization comprising human beings functioning under the influence of ignorance and egoism, and being supported and empowered by a group of community functioning under the influence of ignorance and egoism, even though certain people get to enjoy a higher standard of living, but there are more and more people are struggling to make a living in life, even though there are so called 'control' and 'regulation' coming from the many different authority/authorization everywhere in the world.
Civilized human beings thought of having an authority of government to 'look after' their welfare and 'protect' them from being bullied, threatened or hurt by intruders or outsiders and wrongfulness, but what if the people themselves are being bullied, threatened and hurt by the authority of a failed government that is run by human beings that are corrupted in many ways?
All are ignorance and the consequences of ignorance.
Freedom of existence is tough, that's why most people wouldn't like it. Human beings are being pampered to be dependent and reluctant to be independent, even if independence is being given to them, right now.
The saints and sages renounce(d) the world for very good reason, even though it's tough.
Inquire the truth of everything.