Understanding the difference between shame and regret

I did something bad vs I am something bad

Regret is “I did something bad.” Shame is “I am something bad.” Regret can be healthy if we reflect on our actions and commit to making things better one day at a time. Shame, on the other hand, can lead to us resigning and accepting that we are beyond repair.

Most of us have lingering regrets that creep up in unexpected ways. It could be regret of acti…

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