Shame vs Guilt
In our shame-centric culture, the words Shame and Guilt have become almost synonymous. For example:
You should be ashamed of what you’ve done!
You should feel guilty about what you’ve done!
He looks guilty to me…
I’m ashamed of you!
You’re trying to take me on a guilt trip, aren’t you?
But historically and etymologically, these two words are very different. Here’s a run-down: