Encyclopedia of World Cultures, europe by Linda A. Bennett

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He couldn't shake the feeling that he was on the outside looking in, and he wasn't sure how to deal with it. On one of her visits home, Barry’s mother worried that he had become lazy, more interested in having a good time than working hard. So what if he had, Barry thought? Still, he felt guilty to think that he had genuinely worried or hurt his mother. When he admitted this to her, Ann wasn’t surprised. ” By itself, however, guilt couldn’t provide enough guidance to lead him. Guilt was more of a warning sign, a light flashing in his head, signaling that he was going in the wrong direction.

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