This essay is about resilience, the concepts of being at risk, and the 5 Cs of competence. In this writing we are going to discuss how one can use the mentioned concepts to evaluate one’s self and overcome challenges that life throws their way, using the song ROAR by Katy Perry as an example. We are going to explore and analyze the song to try draw a clear picture about of the concepts, and find out why Katy wrote such a song.
About the song
As mentioned above the titled “ROAR”, if you could listen carefully to the song you will find that it has a hidden (figurative) meaning. The title its self is figurative because a human being cannot roar but it means that Katy’s voice now going to be heard and can stand up for herself whatever the circumstance. Going to the song the singer is addressing her soon to be ex-husband (Russell Brand), how he tried to control and change her to the person that he wanted her to be. Russell wanted Katy to be a housewife, settle down and start having children whereas Katy is at the prime of her musical career and wants to even to make it in the movie scene. So for some time she allowed Russell to dictate her life and she “….. Sat quietly and agreed politely…” to what he said. Russell is a recovering alcoholic and drug addict, so he couldn’t keep up with Katy’s party hard lifestyle hence he wanted her to settle down and help him deal with his problems instead of standing and face his demons himself. But above all this Katy rised above all of this and stood up for herself( how she became a “Tiger”), now that she is no longer with him she has realized that she is more powerful than she thought and he is going to witness that (“…you’re gonna hear me roar”). Basically the song is about self-empowerment and resilience, because Katy was being walked over by Russell (“…..you held me down”) and she managed to get up (“…but I got up”) and how well is she dealing with it (“…already brushing off dust …), lastly he must be