Fearing Fear/Guilt

In this talk, Bruce Di Marsico discusses two topics.

First, that fear of possible outcomes often drives people to experience what they fear, so that they can relieve their uncertainty. For example, to resolve the question “will I shoplift?”, a person may shoplift, or to resolve the question “will I drink?”, a person may drink.

Secondly, he explains guilt, which is feeling bad about feeling good when you think you are supposed to feel bad. For example, we may feel good about keeping our money, and not giving it to charity. We may believe that we should feel bad about not giving to charity. And then we may feel bad about feeling good when we thought we were supposed to feel bad. This is guilt.

Option Method – Guilt