How Are Compassion and Guilt Related?

It’s probably never occurred to you, but compassion can have a curious downside.

So finally, such emotional discomfort is perhaps best regarded, paradoxically, as the downside of compassion. And it should be emphasized that it’s generally not very wise to let feelings of guilt—or rather, the attempt to avoid them—play a major role in your decision-making.  by Leon F. Seltzer, Ph.D. 


So here again, your empathy and compassion

virtually dictate that you’ll have to

experience some negative feelings

about yourself.