is irrational. We think we want freedom. If we ever get it, we would not know what to do with it.
Since the dawn of humanity, we have only ever encountered two constraints. Those of physical laws governed by fundamental principles of physics. It defines how matter behaves. Our understanding of these principles have evolved, but our increased awareness and understanding does not change the principle. These principles create constraints within which we must learn to function.
The second is the technical constraints. These are determined by our ability. Sure, by understanding the laws of physics, we would be able to build a space shuttle since the dawn of man, except we did not know how to make fuel, could not create engines and had no foundries to manufacture steel.
Both of these constraints, whether of understanding or ability, enabled us to progress to where we are today. Had we both in the beginning, chances are we would not invent anything remotely related to a rocket ship but would use all that freedom to solve our most pressing problem, finding food without working so hard.
Constraint, and not freedom, leads to progress.