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Words, especially when yelled in anger, can be very damaging to a child’s self-confidence. The child probably already feels bad enough just from seeing the consequences of his or her behavior. Our sons and daughters don’t need more guilt and self-doubt heaped upon their already wounded egos.
Jack Canfield

I’m certain you agree with Mr. Jack, many children and adults alike are living and acting the way they do based on what their parents had heaped on them. I speak as a victim and the fact it take daily constant conscious effort to break free. That said, how’re you? Hope you are doing well, your family and work or school.
On this blog, I’ve discuss several human emotions which included loneliness, hope, habits, depression, happiness, etcs. By God’s grace, when I was thinking of refreshing the royal pondering category of my blog, GUILT popped off and refused to let me be.
I hope we all learn from this series.

What is Guilt?

It is the awareness of having done something wrong. As defined by Wikipedia, it is an emotion that occurs when a person feels that they have violated a moral standard.

Using quotes, I’ll like to throw more light on guilt:

I’ve got a bad case of the 3:00 am guilts – you know, when you lie in bed awake and replay all those things you didn’t do right? Because, as we all know, nothing solves insomnia like a nice warm glass of regret, depression and self-loathing.
D.D. Barant
Nothing indeed…

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I agree hook, line and sinker.

Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.
Veronica Roth
Hmmm….

Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Voltaire

That’s like another definition of guilt.

Guilt is not a response to anger; it is a response to one’s own actions or lack of action. If it leads to change then it can be useful, since it is then no longer guilt but the beginning of knowledge. Yet all too often, guilt is just another name for impotence, for defensiveness destructive of communication; it becomes a device to protect ignorance and the continuation of things the way they are, the ultimate protection for changelessness.
Audre Lorde

Now, that’s deep! How about reading it again? Quite informative, guilt could birth positive too.

It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.
Voltaire, Zadig
Oh… wow!

Maybe there’s more we all could have done, but we just have to let the guilt remind us to do better next time.
Veronica Roth

Let the guilt remind you to do better next time.

Till the next post, I pray the good Lord heal all those weighed down by the burden of guilt. Have a splendid new week!

Do share your thoughts on this post.

Credit: Goodreads and Brainyquotes

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