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Can the effects of guilt be more damaging than the action that creates it?

  • Yes

    Votes: 12 70.6%
  • No

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Equally damaging

    Votes: 2 11.8%
  • Too different to compare

    Votes: 3 17.6%

  • Total voters
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Can the effects of guilt be more damaging to others than the action for which the guilt is felt originally was? :blink: Why?


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I do many things that do not matter, but that I feel extreme guilt about. I have hurt very few people very few times in my life, but I am ridden with guilt. For being a good person, I am punished.


Senior Member & Antiquities Friend
Certainly because once the action is done it is over. But guilt is an emotion. It stays with a person. We dwell on it and it grows. Guilt can completely incapacitate a person. And more times than not the guilt is not ours to carry.
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