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  1. As it seems to me, both at the same time.
    Relatively speaking, circumstances can be represented as boundaries in a certain space. These boundaries form a kind of “maze”. And in this maze, a person can move around. As in any maze, there are intersections and corridors. These intersections are the place of choice, the opportunity for a person to “make his own destiny”.
    But these walls can be broken down. Barriers exist as physical (the circumstances are such that a person cannot starve for decades), which are quite difficult to break (if a person is connected with — such problems are solved by transhumanism, if in general, then inventions) or even impossible (for example, you can not break the Law of Conservation of Energy), and social barriers that break easier (to tell the boss “fuck off”or break the law by engaging in prostitution, for example, is much easier than to develop a means of teleportation, for example) and there are barriers to the mind of a particular person (for believers, this barrier, for example, is the concept of sin), which can be both easy and very difficult to break, depending on the person. All this adds up to more opportunities for “creating your own destiny”, but going ahead is not always profitable (sometimes breaking the “wall” takes incomparably more energy than you get from this action).

    Also, this model correlates well with the point of view of Woland from the Master and Margarita (since you took the screenshot from there to the cover). It is very difficult for a person to predict how the maze will behave around that corner, say.

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