Freedom is to be indifferent to life itself?
Sorry, that's not really my MO. I think about it more in terms of social fabric or financial shakes.
I think we got on the travel plan tangent as a poster brought it up. I do think that the idea of being able to up and leave as 'freedom' is probably a relatively western concept. Although, I'm sure the concept of wanderlust has existed in japanese writing/philosophy as well.
I think this becomes even more interesting if you talk about 'physical' freedom, i.e. ability to choose where you are/go whenever you wish, and so called 'mental' freedom to think what you want whenever you want. I suppose we have the latter freedom, but work/etc often detract from it because exercising that freedom would lead to a loss elsewhere. Not really sure if that takes away from it being a freedom or being a choice at that point.