It is through transcendence—or what the existentialists also refer to as my “projects”—that the world is revealed, takes on meaning; but such projects are themselves factic or “situated”—not the product of some antecedently constituted “person” or intelligible character but embedded in a world that is decidedly not my representation. Because my projects are who I am in the mode of engaged agency (and not like plans that I merely represent to myself in reflective deliberation), the world in a certain sense reveals to me who I am.
Just a quote from the SEP at random. I'm a little confused about the last sentence, as it may seem to exclude "reflective deliberation" from the process of forming a project, which seems wrong. I would hope 'merely' here means not just, rather than to belittle reflection, which I'd imagine is a component of good decision making, if not authenticity.
Anyway, my question is, given the above, does anyone suggest that the very idea of forming projects, with or without a reflective genesis, is confused, that in doing so we are doomed to less life?