In that case, we 'opt' not to exercise our freedom in countless situations, we exchange absolute freedom for the benefits of living in a society - in as much as a lack of freedom may be only a perception, so is freedom often only a perception, negated again and again by the realities of life. I wonder how much of a benefit 'innate freedom' is to people living lives of unbelievable hardship - I think freedom exists in its exercise, not in theory.<quoted text>
Freedom cannot, per se, be "sacrificed". One merely opts to not exercise it.
The rest is force, and threat of force, imposed from the outside. Coercion.
It has been demonstrated that a tiger raised in a cage it's entire life will continue to pace back and forth behind bars that have been removed, and now only exist in it's mind.