What sort of self-determination can we manage to claim for ourselves in a system characterised by heteronomy? Dependencies on superior powers and forces shape social structures, at times manifesting unconsciously. Exploitation of these powers and the conscious application of same for the purpose of personal gain leave the oppressed by the wayside. The latter are faced with their own demons as well as the forces of external compulsion. Recognising this heteronomy opens up a space for us to dare to test new limits – in the spirit of self-assertion.