We go abroad in tour groups that plan out breakfast, lunch, and dinner ten months in advance.
We talk up “democracy”, but feel cheated when people that don’t own homes try to get service from public servants.
We school the kids in logical reasoning but police them if they come out and use it and rich dudes lose face.
Given the choice, we always go for more structure, less freedom. Over time, the choice is given to us less and less. We call that bad luck.