I heard this concept yesterday. It had nothing to do with identity, but they were using it in the context of work and just trying to get so much done that it seemed like you were trying to live more than one life.
But as they talked about this concept, I thought about the identity insight that this concept. From an Identity Formation perspective, it’s not so much about the ability to live more than one life. You have only one life, but it is possible to create multiple selves or versions of yourself so that your one life can reach many areas.
They were talking about wishing that they could take on someone else’s life, and although you might want to – you have to live yours. But you can be a part of what ever the expression of their life might be. You can create a self that fits and works along side their life.
This concept about living more than one life is really more about having a full and fulfilling life. You have one life, but what’s to stop you from having a full one?