A famous Spanish philosopher said that there are two types of attitudes towards individual rights, Romanic and Germanic.
The Romanic attitude entails believing that you are endowed with inalienable rights by virtue of existing.
The Germanic approach, on the other hand, posits that the only rights are the ones you went to battle for, won, and then successfully defended every day.
I’m not sure how meaningful the words “Romanic” and “Germanic” are in this context but I’m definitely in the second group. Nobody is going to give you freedom. You’ll have to take it and defend it every day. Works this way in interpersonal relationships, in the workplace, society at large, everywhere.