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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

What are you ashamed of?

Asked by Simone_De_Beauvoir (38963points) June 9th, 2009

Is it something physical, psychological?
Have you tried to reconcile the issue?

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Mr_Callahan's avatar

I’m ashamed that I can’t say.

MrGV's avatar

ehhhh I can’t think of any

Val's avatar

Not so much ashamed of anything in particular, but more like I have regrets over things I wish I’d done differently.

Likeradar's avatar

I am ashamed of the way I totally f-ed up this term in school. I’m ashamed that my parents so generously paid 1/2 the tuition and it went to waste (and yes, I will pay 100% when I re-take the course). I’m ashamed that I procrastinate so damn much.

Sigh.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@Likeradar
but it seems that you will take steps to reconcile
which is good

hungryhungryhortence's avatar

So far, nothing. I don’t equate disappointment, embarrassment or regret with shame.

tinyfaery's avatar

I find no use for shame.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@tinyfaery
I don’t think people that have shame in their lives have a use for it
It’s not a choice, always

Mr_Callahan's avatar

Shame is just your conscience on high alert. Without it, we lose our moral compass. There are rules we must adhere to in a civilized society and our conscience/shame tells us when that is.

tinyfaery's avatar

I don’t feel shame. I am what I am and what I choose to do is what I choose to do. If I went against my conscience then I might feel shame. Wait. No I wouldn’t. I might feel regret or remorse, but never shame.

Blondesjon's avatar

Shame is a concept instilled in us, by our parents, to keep us from grabbing our privates in front of company.

Likeradar's avatar

@Simone_De_Beauvoir and @Mr_Callahan Agreed. I also see shame as a motivator. Shame is one of the worst feelings, imho. I can deal with embarrassment, anger, etc, but shame kicks my ass into gear.

wundayatta's avatar

I’m pretty sure there’s stuff I’m ashamed of, but I can’t think of it now. That’s probably a good thing.

Bluefreedom's avatar

I used to be ashamed of the fact that George Bush was once my Commander-in-Chief.

Mr_Callahan's avatar

I’m ashamed that you have to be ashamed that George Bush was not ashamed to be our Commander in Chief….something like that, but I’m definately ashamed of it.

mammal's avatar

girls sometimes laugh at the size of my ego

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