Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Cacian, Nov 17, 2011.
can GULIT be a positive driving force ONLY?
Guilt is a funny thing. In a recent experiment Derren Brown proved misplaced guilt can lead people to do strange things, like admit to a murder that never happened.
I try to get it avoid it like a plague.
I think about Derren Brown that what he is doing is dangerous.
one should not play with another's onemind.
Never forget that guild can be a non-existing force. Some people just don't feel it and can't even comprehend how it feels.
I am aware that some can go without the guilt trip and that is a very telling tale all of its own.
I don’t like the feeling it makes me depressed and sometimes out of myself. It’s like a shadow that follows you wherever you go, so as much as possible can be I didn’t want that kind of emotion.
I agree that guilt can be either. Sometimes it compels us to do what's right, while other times it drives us to do what's wrong simply because we feel 'guilty' or bad about a thing.
Then again, I think you have to find an appropriate balance between feelings and logic.
true..and I think in a way it is good that we go through it once or twice because it makes us all the better for it and so we become less and less guilty as we learn to avoid it.
life in that way is a challencge but in a good way.
I onlyhave dealt with it a couple times but only to drive onto the right path.
awarness of it is what makes better today. logic and feelings is rightly said mcjessi11.
it's been well-established that guilt can be and often is either a positive or a negative driving force... and it can be both to the same person, so i think that negates the 'only' part of your question...
it has never a negative force for me...andwill never be.
I think guilt affects people in different ways and mine for the few that I have had of it, guilt had only served as a reminder for me to avoid it and not go there again.
I read Ian Banks the business, which had a character who measured his guilt via a guiltometer, quite a useful tool I thought, so yes guilt can be a positive force.
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