Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by freedom, Mar 5, 2011.


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

  1. Yes

    12 vote(s)
  2. No

    0 vote(s)
  3. Equally damaging

    2 vote(s)
  4. Too different to compare

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  1. freedom

    freedom Well-Known Member

    Can the effects of guilt be more damaging to others than the action for which the guilt is felt originally was? :blink: Why?
  2. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    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.
  3. sunshinesblack

    sunshinesblack Well-Known Member

    same here , guilt reraly goes in hand with hurting people as much as i have seen
  4. itmahanh

    itmahanh 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.
  5. Viro

    Viro Well-Known Member

    It depends on the person. I have no conscience, so not for me.
  6. doityourself

    doityourself Well-Known Member

    Yes, I feel guilt just being me sometimes.
  7. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    I Voted yes.
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