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danceparty3000 wrote

That is why it confused me, because often they aren't chosen by anyone in particular, it's just asserted that they are chosen. To me it usually feels like a soft fourth wall break... chosen by the author, obviously.

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raindropq wrote

i think the chosen-One trope is a parable for personal assertion of agency, that she is subject not in reacting to the apparent material conditions of reality but indefinitely involved within a metaphysical web of relations. everybody is a willing author -or can potentially choose to be- One. perhaps a literal materialist interpretation of these parables might suggest that one's personality is independently inherent to a superior Self thus imposing a psycho-social hierarchy and resulting reactionary politic.. #ignore.please //enjoy the day! you are the one!