alice in wonderland via marx and dialectics

My professor, who I am slightly obsessed with, on Marx, Hegel, and dialectics:

“Human nature is a process by which humans come to make themselves what they are. Human beings are centers of negativity, they look at the world and try to fashion it to meet thier own needs. So the very concept of human nature is dialectical. We cant describe human nature as a set of positive attributes, we can only really describe human nature in terms of a project: to become something….you cant understand yourself in terms of a set of positive attributes…that doesnt capture what you are…you are also relevantly not something. You are a project to be something else. You are the project by which you make yourself what you are, which means that you are not. You are a process of becoming what it is that you are” 

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