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?

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If someone goes thru life without experiencing any guilt, then that person has no empathy, no compassion for his fellow man, and is probably a nut case.

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