A thought that occurred to me last night....
Perhaps genuine freedom isn't so much about choosing either option A or option B, but more about about having both options available.
"I'm going to do B, not A," is its own form of bondage. But "A and B are both possible" is a genuine form of freedom.
This is true not only of actions, but of attitude, I think. Mired in a bad mood, merely recognizing that a good mood is a possibility has plenty of power to liberate. When angry, simply considering the possibility of friendliness is often all that's required for transformation.