Why do we use RSA encryption for ANY text/communication/data encryption when everybody on internet is writing that AES-256 is much stronger than RSA-2048? If this is true, why do encrypted email services like Protonmail even use RSA encryption for their email communication when it is not as secure as AES-256?
I have read that it is currently impossible to break AES-256 using brute force attacks, but RSA is not such a big problem to break. Why is this method even used in cryptography when it is slower and weaker than a symmetric cipher like AES?
Is the only reason for using RSA is because of its asymmetric geometry (private/public key)?
I know that this question is not easy to answer but I will give one example: If I want send secure and encrypted plaintext of - for example - two full A4 pages of text, is it better to use AES-256 or RSA-2048? What I know much stronger and also faster is using AES, but maybe I am missing something?