STRATEGY THIRTYThe Need for Autonomy as Plot Device
As already pointed out, autonomy–and its components of self-esteem, self-belief and self-empowerment–is considered an inherent human need. Sometimes it's necessary to affirm it verbally. And there's no place like a song–not only as a motto for oneself, but as an anthem for others.
|Some Autonomy/Survival Titles|
|I Am, I Said||Some People|
|I've Got to Be Me||I Will Survive|
|It's My Turn||Everybody Says Don't|
|I'm Still Here||You're Gonna Hear From Me|
Songs of self-affirmation tend to be a kind of “thinking out loud” to no one in particular. Sometimes the assertion is set in the talking voice and addressed to a particular singee. “It's My Turn,” with the second-person ...