The Things They Carried - Tim O'Brien

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They carried the soldier's greatest fear, which was the fear of blushing. Men killed, and died, because they were embarrassed not to. It was what had brought them to the war in the first place, nothing positive, no dreams of glory or honor, just to avoid the blush of dishonor. They died so as not to die of embarrassment.

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leology 2 weeks, 2 days ago
One of my favorite books! Happy to see a quote here!

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