For a guy who has described himself as illiterate that’s some pretty good writing 😉
Only thing I can add is that, from my nosing through spoilers and grilling friends with PS4s, I have determined the overarching goal for the treatment of that theme in the game is to show that: moral, epistemological subjectivity are the result of a ‘soft metaphysical subjectivity’ (“Have y’all heard of me or something?”) and that when everyone is their own hero everyone loses - especially you.
Packaged in there is the conclusion that “you can only know what it’s like if you have lived experience”, conversation, amends, revenge, whatever is useless - existence is loneliness, victimhood at the hands of reality and of other people, and that knowledge and integrity are impossible.
Not a great theme. Not a great use of established characters. Not a great use of players’ time. “Overstayed it’s welcome” is something I’ve heard a lot of.