This is my second of five challenge responses to Tilda Swift’s blogging challenge. I hope you find these interesting and I encourage you to join in the challenge. If not, at least comment on mine.
Does the feeling of guilt serve a purpose? If so, what is it?
Guilt can be a tricky emotion. At times it modifies behavior, say like when you might look too long at a person of the opposite sex and they see you turn away. Or when you get too much change at the register or the salesperson charges you a lower price. My guilt will not allow me to walk away.
I feel some guilt when I think of where my children are in their lives and that maybe i could have done this or that when they were younger to spend more time with them. Is there a purpose to this guilt? I guess just to reinforce that life is temporary as is time and we need to utilize it as best we can.
If it serves no purpose, why not? If we feel guilt about something we purposely do, then that truly serves no purpose. I mean if we know it is wrong and we choose to do it, what good is feeling guilty? I am not talking about crimes, please understand, I am talking about things like lying or eating too many doughnuts or something everyone can be faced with each day.