chapter  2
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The self and its identity in human life

That remark, however, is made with a different focus: ‘You’ve got to lose yourself to come to it – to find yourself.’ The focus now is on the person addressed and the verbs ‘to lose’ and ‘to find’ are used in a somewhat different way. ‘Yourself’ is used reflexively. All right. But what or who is being lost here and in what sense of ‘lost’, and who is doing the losing? And what does ‘find’ mean in this connection?