Steer clear of shame, pity and guilt

Shame. Pity. Guilt.

These are bad motivators. Nothing good can come of actions driven by shame, pity or guilt.

Stick to the good stuff: pride, empathy, gratitude.

Instead of helping homeless people because you feel guilty you have a home, help them because you feel grateful you’re not homeless.

It’s the same result, but a positive emotion drives it (gratitude), not negative one (guilt).

Shame, pity and guilt are poisonous.

Steer clear.


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