The theory of narrative identity postulates that individuals form an identity by integrating their life experiences into an internalized, evolving story of the self, which provides the individual with a sense of unity and purpose in life.(McAdams, D (2001). “The psychology of life stories”. Review of General Psychology 5 (2): 100–122. doi:10.1037/1089-2618.104.22.168.).
Thinking about the concept of “self” could make one very confused. Because who is thinking about this self? When I am thinking about my self, who is thinking?
Be aware of the metaphysical concept of the self. It does not exist in the physical world. The self is a concept, it is part of a story about humans.
Self as context is another way to talk about self. It is not about identity, but about observation and experiencing.
and the shift to this perspective of experiental self needs attention.