In fiction it is always the villain that makes the hero. The villain's degree of evil, his cunning, his willingness to sacrifice everything to do what's wrong become the counterpoints against which we measure a hero's focus, bravery and sacrifice. Without a villain our hero (or heroine) becomes a foolhardy stalker without boundaries or a sense of control.
In defining ourselves in the narrative of our identity we need to be aware of the moments that have made us, the things we battle against in order to become who we are. Without such awareness all choices are equally possible. All paths are available. Without a villain (so to speak) our hero (or heroine) can play either or both roles at will.
Boundaries define concepts, not limitations.
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