Is guilt an emotion that educated people should experience?
Guilt is defined as a "learned emotion". Unlike Joy and anger, simple thinking cannot process guilt. Through experiences we learn how to feel guilty. Does that make guilt a part of learning?
A few sub- questions:
1. If an educated rich man steals from a man of lesser backgrounds, what force should make him feel guilty?
2. If you have to exert force on a loved one to satisfy your own needs, does guilt still apply? (Think about OF MICE AND MEN)
3. If you reap the benefits of another's wrong-doing, can you still abide by moral value?