Shame: n. sensing displeasure caused by guilt and/or unworthiness and/or disrepute and/or powerlessness to achieve a goal(s)
If you are the rare psychopath who never feels guilty, don’t care if you are held in public disrepute, don’t feel unworthy, and don’t care what humans think when you don’t achieve your goals then you can be truly called a shameless human.
If on the other hand you have a strong moral sense of what is right and wrong, want to be respected and admired, and feel bad about not achieving goals which affect others then you will experience shameful moments when you behave immorally by lying, stealing, not fulfilling promises, or committing adultery.
If you hurt another human in some way then you should feel shame and if you promise to reach a goal which affects others and don’t thus disappointing them or affecting them in a bad way then you should feel shame.
Some unfortunate humans feel shame about their lack of physical attractiveness, their accent, and physical or mental handicaps which make them feel inferior and unworthy in some way. If you personally feel that you are not normal in some way then you will probably feel some shame about it and maybe not have enough courage to overcome your deviance from normal with other good characteristics which you should be proud to display in public and private.
Feelings of inadequacy, unworthiness, or any trait which you wish you had but don’t are all sources of possible shame in your life. If you realize that no one is perfect and that each of us has more than one imperfection then you may be able to confront the world and other humans without feeling much shame and proceed with a courageous optimistic attitude.
Shame is very intense embarrassment which no one should victimize themselves with because it is a major source of unhappiness for many who care too much what others think about them. If your major source of shame is your poverty then try to do something about it or learn to live with it and try to associate yourself with other poor but happy humans.
Be honest, sincere, and reliable and you should have nothing to feel ashamed of in public and you will probably be respected and maybe even admired by many others.
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