“Guilt is a cognitive or an emotional experience that occurs when a person realizes or believes—accurately or not—that he or she has violated a moral standard, and bears significant responsibility for that violation. It is closely related to the concept of remorse.”
I’ve been dealing with this word and the significance it holds in all of our lives. I’m not exactly feeling guilty for any particular reason, but just reflecting on the times I have felt that way and wondering why it weighs so heavily on me. Should I feel guilty if decisions I make benefit my life but affect others negatively?