It’s just so interesting comparing Korra and Aang though….Aang didn’t find out he was the avatar until he was older, and he lacked the confidence at first to truly embrace his role in the world, but later grew into it and accepted more responsibility, even though it wasn’t what he wanted
and then you have korra, who knew from almost the beginning who she was, and what her duties were. she embraced her role as the avatar, almost blending it with her own concept of her self-worth? and now, the world doesn’t need her as much as she thought it would.
korra has been told time after time that her being the avatar isn’t necessarily what’s best for the world, and it’s starting to eat at her, bit by bit as she spirals downward.
It’s just so tragic that korra’s being denied really the one thing she always knew she wanted. all she wants to do is help people, and she’s had to face obstacles at every turn that made her look inside herself, telling her that she’s worthless.