I once found a small Garner Snake out in the back yard. As my brothers and I played with it for a time, we decided it would be a good idea to use it to scare my sister. So, into the house we went with snake in tow. Of course, I softly crept up to where my sister was sitting, with the snake hidden behind my back. As I got close enough, I quickly pulled the snake out from behind me and placed it close to her face. The resulting scream, I can still hear in my dreams. This was not the extent of my prank, though. She jumped up and I began to chase her. We made a round of the living room before she darted for the stairs, with me hard on her heels. She got into one of the bedrooms and locked he door, as I was ascending the stairs. So, I held the snake by the tail and let it wriggle under the door frame, to blood curdling screams. I have always felt bad about that incident, not for the initial scare but for the prolonged agony, with the snake under the door. That was definitely taking it too far and her tears really cut me deep. This was the last of my sustained attacks on my sister. Thankfully, she has forgiven me for my foolishness.
I think some people don't feel guilt because they have not truly learn to love. Some people's mind never develop much of a conscience. Whether this is due to bad parenting or simply an inherent disposition, the psychologists will have to determine.
1. The last thing that I did that makes me feel guilty is lying to a good friend about the amount of money that I have. This friend enjoys borrowing from me without any intention of paying the money back. He usually comes up with one story or the other in order to get money from me. He has borrowed money from me so many times without paying back and this forced me to make up my mind not to borrow him any money again. Last weekend, he called again to ask me for money and I lied to him that I don't have any money with me, even though I have enough. Lying to him made me to feel very guilty.
2. The reason why some people feel guilty and others do not is because, different people have different level of conscience sensitivity. Some people have done so many wrong things for a long period of time and those things does not appear to them to be wrong again, in this case, these people are no longer sensitive to their conscience, which act as a form of control over their behavior. Other people on the other hand are new in the act of doing wrong things and are still very much sensitive to the condemnation of their consciences, this make them feel guilty.