When is it okay to temporarily give up freedoms for the good of society?

Over the last two years, Covid made society ask questions about giving up freedoms for a little while for the good of society.

In WWII, especially in England, there were strict rationing and black outs. A single family refusing to black out their curtains could lead German bombers to their town.

1) is it ever okay to give up personal freedoms for societal benefit? 2) if yes, where do you draw the line? In times of war, during pandemic, when you can hurt others like drunk driving laws?

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