It is not called for by the practical needs of daily self-direction.
He must appreciate the yearning of the American heart after self-direction.
But this yearning after self-direction, it seems to me, is not peculiar to Americans.
It substitutes for self-direction the authority of the many.
The power of volition and self-direction was very nearly gone.
He seemed not only to have missed the way, but had also lost the faculty of self-direction.
The rights of individuality and of self-direction have been hardly won and are dearly held.
People would have to become much more capable of self-direction as well as of voluntary co-operation than they are now.
There is a great body of young men who float on the stream of life with no self-direction.
The desire for self-direction has made a thousand philosophies as contradictory as the temperaments of the thinkers.