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When It's Good To Be Bad

Even Miss Manners needs to indulge in a little mischief sometimes.

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Guilt and its handmaiden, shame, can paralyze––or catalyze one into action. Appropriate guilt can function as social glue, spurring one to make reparations for wrongs. Excessive rumination about one's failures, however, is a surefire recipe for resentment and depression.



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