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In many circumstances, guilt is an appropriate internal safeguard that helps to keep us from doing things that are harmful to others. But when persistent feelings of guilt begin robbing you of happiness, it’s a signal that you need to make a change Most of us know on some level that guilt is an unproductive emotion. Left unchecked, guilt can lead to feelings of self-loathing, depression, and self-destructive behavior. It solves nothing, it rectifies nothing, and it helps no one.
Guilt is not the same as shame. Guilt is a deep feeling of having done wrong or acted “wickedly”. It is a condemnation of one’s behavior and a form of self-punishment for having done wrong . . .
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Guilt is an appropriate human feeling, but persistence of guilt can rob you of health and happiness; approaches to letting go; means of examining the origin of guilt; justified guilt, power of apologies, remorse; personal growth and redemption.
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