Shots of Wit

A regular posting of witticisms, aphorisms, and general musings by Clifford Cohen.

Feeling guilty…

Feeling guilty is not a substitute for loving somebody; it only is an indicator that you have failed to love somebody.

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Some people take comfort in the guilt they feel when they have hurt someone close to them, thinking that the remorse they experience is evidence of their love for the other person. I believe the opposite is true: guilt signals a lack of caring for a person you have wronged. When you hurt someone, it is better to admit that your love for that person may be less than you would like to believe it is. Ask yourself what you can do increase and deepen that love, so that you would not ever consider doing what you did again.

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