Quoting Edward Gibbon:
In the end, more than freedom. they wanted security. They wanted a comfortable life, and they lost it all……security, comfort, and freedom. When the Athenians wanted not to give to society but for society to give to them, when the freedom they wished foremost was freedom from responsibility, then Athens ceased to be free and was never free again.
Something to think about. Keep our current predicament in mind as you do so.