To choose what is best for you, in spite of what is best for all, and to justify that through experience, experiences, what ifs, is that free choice?
To choose friends that only make you feel good, is that free choice? To only choose what will elevate your experience of yourself to the highest it can go, is that free choice?
What is free choice if it imprison another? Such as not rocking the boat, the good feeling of not rocking the boat, imprisoning not only yourself, but the other as well in our egos, is that free choice?
Is it free choice to absolutely resist control of the system when the control of your ego is playing so elegantly in your mind through knowledge and information, deny the control of ego and deny control of the system? In this controlling yourself as ego to become angry, is that free choice?
Is free choice to laugh with others in spite of a world in peril?
Ask yourself these questions. Do your forgiveness for yourself. Be honest about what you see when you answer these questions. You’ll feel a lot better, more than what your ego can possibly come up with.