None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
If you truly yearn to be free, you must first recognize all the ways you are unfree. Only after constructing a complete catalog of the constraints upon you can you begin to consider which ones you can and want to diminish or eliminate and at what cost (to you and others you cherish). Your self-liberation will be complete when you are left with constraints to which you willingly, perhaps even eagerly, submit.
I expect nothing. I fear no one. I am free.
Man is free at the moment he wishes to be.