Dialog:My project

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My project

A person's life project forms, early and silently as one begins to feel concerns, sense predicaments, develop capacities, and pursue aspirations. The project expresses a person's dynamic self. Once started, it then morphs continuously in interaction with one's circumstances, often in minor ways, on occasion in major transformations, yet the form, the project continues.


As part of the morphing, from time to time a person assesses herself by looking back to look ahead to see how prospects might best flow from present actualities. These assessments may be silent, merely a disposition or inclination, or fully explicit, a manifest for self and others. As time goes on, a succession of these self-assessments unfolds and one's life project becomes apparent in the continuity across these, discernible despite differences in the particulars. Thus the morphological continuity of the self emerges through its continuous transformation.