I find your question very interesting. It would be so easy to say “I choose freedom anyway”... but what I’m thinking is that this question actually reveals the importance of our emotional guidance system to me. We all move in the direction of “feeling better” and that’s the catalyst of evolution, right? If we would constantly feel good & happy independently from external and internal circumstances, that would mean that we have lost the engine as well as the compass of our vehicle at the same time... This would mean to go completely blind and stuck. To give up that living intelligence that gets us to be born and into movement at all.
So this question reveals to me that LIVING cannot be separated from feelings guiding us within a free enough space to make choices. Anything else is not really “living” anymore.