Goldenrain asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 decade ago

Tell me, why does the caged bird sing?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    A bird sings not because it has a reason, but because it has a song.

    Source(s): Read in a book, can't remember which one.
  • 1 decade ago

    Maya Angelou - Why the Caged Bird sings. Great read.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The caged bird sings because it's so happy that it has an air conditioned home and is being well taken care of with food, love and medical care if it gets a little sick.

    It has a song to sing to all that listens.

    Keep singing little Bird.

    "The Wise One".

  • 1 decade ago

    To be heard. They are social animals and as such crave the contact of other birds and even learn to want contact with people. The caged bird sings to attract others.

    Source(s): Common sense... but don't ask me the one about a tree falling in the woods..LOL
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  • 1 decade ago

    I would suggest reading Viktor Frankl's "Man's search for meaning".

    Viktor Frankl was a psychologist who survived the Holocaust, and based his therapy afterwards on the fact that most of the people that survived were those who held on to a vision of a free future, or held some meaning in their lives even in the face of extreme and horrible suffering.

    I think this might answer your question.

    Source(s): A Psych degree
  • 1 decade ago

    Why does the caged man speak?

  • 1 decade ago

    Even though it has had limits placed on its' freedom, it can still create and find beauty in its' limited world. Kind of like people in cubicles still sing to the radio....

  • 1 decade ago

    It is signaling.

    Get it another bird and they will talk to eachother.

  • 1 decade ago

    Read Maya Angelou's book... She says she knows...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    singing let me outta here

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