I feel “guilty”!

//I feel “guilty”!

I feel “guilty”!

Many of us, including myself, have played the role of “pleaser” in order to be loved and accepted. We may be familiar with being guilt-prone and with living with the voice of “shoulds.”

The following paragraph is excerpted from Wikipedia’s description of Guilt (emotion): {Alice Miller claims that “many people suffer all their lives from this oppressive feeling of guilt, the sense of not having lived up to their parents’ expectations… no argument can overcome these guilt feelings, for they have their beginnings in life’s earliest period, and from that they derive their intensity. This may be linked to what Les Parrott has called “the disease of false guilt… At the root of false guilt is the idea that what you feel must be true.” If you feel guilty, you must be guilty.}

Here’s a link that talks about how being guilt-prone is like having an “overactive smoke detector inside your head” and that the signal is often incorrect:


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