Sunday, March 16, 2008
Guilt and Duty
According to Michael Adams the two big motivators in the lives of older women are guilt and duty. Those are the two big suppressors (or motivators) that resulted in women being buried and labeled "saints" rather than being the sexy, autonomous, hard rockers we could have been. Tell me something - if the church ladies have so much guilt angst, why didn't we get those self-esteem enhancing, you've nothing to feel guilty about classes that Karla Homolka attended while in prison. By definition sociopaths and psychopaths don't have guilt issues so I'm thinking guilt is getting the same kind of bad rap in the 2000s as sin did in the 60s. So what about duty - duty to family, duty to country, duty to God. Why has duty become a fool's gold? Who has a sense of duty - people who feel what they are doing is important, vital even and people who love something or someone more than themselves. As the song says, "Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose."