"Pretend for a moment that you are a child,
and I am trying to undertake the particular chore
of explaining to you
what your most developed adult self will be like -
and in my explanation,
I say that this adult self is to some extent part of you,
an outgrowth, or projection of what you are.
And the child says
"But what will happen to me?
Must I die to become this other self?
I do not want to change.
How can I ever be this adult self,
when it is not what I am now,
without dying as what I am.”
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