The main claim of this article is that the plasticity of the human formation process
does not consist in receiving passively an already-given shape, like hot wax stamped
by a seal. Rather, it creates ever new shapes and makes a person overcome her own
self-referential horizon. Furthermore, I argue that this formation process is directed
by desire, meant as “hunger for being born completely” (Zambrano). The human
being comes into the world without being born completely, and it is precisely such hunger that directs human positioning into the world.