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View Diary: "It's Not White Guilt. It's Empathy," I told the man who bought me a drink. (141 comments)

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  •  Yes. I'm not getting this "guilt" is useless. My (0+ / 0-)

    god, avoiding feeling guilty is a terrific incentive to avoid doing the wrong thing.  It's how most of us function in society.  

    Simply because it can be misused, be misplaced, or become crippling does not mean it's not an extremely useful emotion.  Any emotion can fit any of those criteria - including love and empathy.  

    We need the ability to feel guilty just as much as we need any of the other emotions.

    "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

    by gustynpip on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 02:42:54 PM PDT

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