There seems to be this strange notion or behavioral currency in subconscious circulation in society these days that those are good citizens that have low or near-zero pretensions to self-determination and individual sovereignty.
And yet, in fact, it is the conscious and aware individual with a capacity for discernment and self-reliance that has what it takes to contribute to society.
It may sound paradoxical but it is true.
In the same way as there is no intellectual progress (and mental and emotional development possible) without freedom of expression, there is no “greater good” possible without individual freedom of choice.
Ballooning collectivism, and its instruments of propaganda, censorship, and entrenched bureaucracy poses a greater threat to grandma, in the final analysis, than the germs of Little Red Riding Hood or the fangs of the big bad wolf.