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Worry, doubt, self-distrust, fear and despair-these are the long, long years that bow the head and turn the growing spirit back to dust.
But Luke harbours a hidden and yet darker secret, a history of child abuse by his stepfather, which accounts for his mysterious self-distrust and self-loathing.
Incomplete individuals identify themselves by feelings of envy, resentment, self-distrust, victimization, and self-pity--in short, an inferiority complex.
One wonders what Delius must have made of Heseltine's protracted epistles (letter 62, for example, runs to some six thousand words), and it must indeed have been these meandering displays of self-analysis, moral confusion, anti cloying reverence (for Delius and van Dieren) that Beecham found so repugnant and that he eloquently summarized as "a repetitious story of self-impotence, self-distrust and wandering intention" (Thomas Beecham, Frederick Delius [London: Hutchinson, 1959], 179).
James Bryce, a Scots-Irishman who first visited the United States in 1870, wrote: "Thus out of the mingled feelings that the multitude will prevail, and that the multitude, because it will prevail, must be right, there grows a self-distrust, a despondency, a disposition to fall in line .
He sees in the children the classic characteristics of the oppressed: fatalistic attitudes, self-depreciation, self-distrust, and magical belief in the power of the oppressor.