Some notes from our discussion about guilt

Some definitions of guilt:
You feel you must apologize to sb
You feel blamed by somebody
You feel you owe somebody
You feel you must give them something back emotionally
You feel responsible to them for something
It's a tool (used by person A) to make another person (person B) do what the tool user (person A) wants them to do.

Guilt is used to motivate people to cooperate.

6/17 (五) 思,英語討論會 12: Guilt

Discussion Question: Why is guilt such a common emotion in our society?

Questions to Think About:
1. What is guilt?
2. What is guilt for?

3. What do our parents/teachers use guilt for?
4. Do religions make use of guilt?
5. If so, which ones?
6. Do they use it in the same way?

7. Is guilt used to motivate people?
8. Is it an effective motivator?
9. What is it usually used to motivate people to do?

6/2 (五) 思,英語討論會 11: Knowing what’s nice

Discussion Question: What is happiness?

Questions to Think About:
1. Who or what in your life make you feel positive?
2. Who or what in your life makes you feel capable and strong?
3. Who or what in your life makes it feel easy to be alive?

4. Who or what in your life make you feel inadequate?
5. Who or what in your life makes you feel pessimistic?
6. Who or what in your life makes things feel too complicated to deal with?