Should freedom be an end of itself, or should it be more like a mode of transportation?

Nov 2014
412
ph
Should freedom in a society be an end of itself, or should it be like a mode of transportation, to take you to some destination, say a higher standard of living, or a better moral state for society ,and once this is reached, or if this mode of transportation is not taking you to your desired destination, then you switch or modify your mode of transport?
 
Nov 2014
412
ph
And what if most of the time, it seems that people at large are too stupid for that type of freedom, even legal adults?