Discovering “who I’ve been” is a prelude to finding out “who I’m becoming.” You have to understand the dynamics that have energized your life and how they’ve changed over the years. Then you can begin to see the change that will shape the next phase of your life.
Personal information is increasingly used to enforce standards of behavior. Information processing is developing, therefore, into an essential element of long-term strategies of manipulation intended to mold and adjust individual conduct.
Awareness requires a rupture with the world we take for granted; then old categories of experience are called into question and revised.
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