I don't always believe in freedom. Not unlimited freedom. I believe we are better when we care about each other, and when we allow our hearts to be guided by an older wisdom than our own desires.
But I do think this too ... that when they come at you with their judgments, their opinions and suggestions, you could respond : And?
Over and again, and? - until they provide a reason which satisfies you as to why your hair colour, body size, reading preferences, relationship status, clothing choices, are any of their business.