Dealing with Guilt

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PazamaManX
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Re: Dealing with Guilt

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Minyan Man wrote: 10 Aug 2022, 09:07 You can tell so much from looking another person in the eyes when you talk to them. I wish it were possible to do that when you
took the sacrament. There has to be so much you could learn by just looking into the eyes of the Savior.
That is such a wonderful thought. Thank you for sharing it.
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Minyan Man
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Re: Dealing with Guilt

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I wonder sometimes, why some of us feel guilt & others don't seem to have a problem with the things they've done?
Take for example: Bernie Madoff or Ted Bundy. Maybe come times it's due to the number of times they do the offense &
other times it's due to the rewards received.

It would be interesting to take a psychology class on the topic of guilt.
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Re: Dealing with Guilt

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Minyan Man wrote: 11 Aug 2022, 09:14 I wonder sometimes, why some of us feel guilt & others don't seem to have a problem with the things they've done?
Take for example: Bernie Madoff or Ted Bundy. Maybe come times it's due to the number of times they do the offense &
other times it's due to the rewards received.

It would be interesting to take a psychology class on the topic of guilt.
I think it has its roots in empathy. If you can't feel what the other person is likely feeling, there is no real trigger for guilt. Lack of empathy and therefore remorse seems to be a common thread in the psychological analysis of narcissists and psychopaths.
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