Regret, remorse, shame, and guilt will all come at some point, but the emotion I want to focus on is guilt. While all are similar, guilt is the one pinpointed as a valuable response, in that it shows a feeling of responsibility for the outcome in a situation. Guilt is when one has compromised his or her own standards of conduct and bears significant responsibility for that violation. You may be feeling guilt for the food you chose to eat at dinner last night, but there’s more to it than feeling bad about the food you choose to eat.
Having standards is extremely important. These standards are the minimum that one is satisfied in achieving. If standards are set too low, then living life with purpose loses its attraction. But, it’s living up to better standards that separates the successful from the unsuccessful.Living up to better standards separates the successful from the unsuccessful. Click To Tweet
In 2016, silence isn’t being sought out often. I see people every day driving down the road talking on their bluetooth earpieces, changing the radio station, while drinking their coffee, and eating their morning bagel. These same people are headed to work to only throw themselves into a ten hour workday of clients who need assistance and endless emails. They will then drive home, again talking on their phone, and will try to spend a few minutes with their family, only to lose them quickly to the need for sleep. They will then decide to fall asleep themselves due to exhaustion, and will wake up the following day for a repeat of the day before. Maybe you can relate to this lifestyle, but the glaring issue in this is the absence of silence.