I used to think that freedom means to be alone and to have no one rules me. Which I later found as partly wrong.
Being alone is being alone. No one rules you, that's true, but it doesn't make you a free man. I saw too many people who are supposed to be free, yet caged by their own definition of freedom.
I found that freedom has nothing to do with being alone or being with others. It is the ability to remain thoughtful and being myself no matter what the circumstance I chose to be in or with.
I can choose to be with someone or many others and be free still.
Freedom is always there when I know how to respect myself as much as how I respect everyone and everything in my life.
Freedom is not the power to ignore. It is the power to know when to draw a line and choose to proceed with your own plan.