What if our task is to out grow our self. Eric Erickson described developmental tasks of a mature life. The last stage is one of “integraty vs dispair”. This is when the self looks back over its life time and feels good or bad about the life reviewed.
What if we are exploring a stage beyond an identity with the self and its story. To develop implies an occurance that has never happned before. Develop is to open the envelop that something new might arrive.