The guilt is a imputation that someone is done for a conduct It generated a certain reaction. It is also known as guilt fact that is the cause of something else . For example: "The actor's family says the star committed suicide because of journalistic harassment", “My grandfather had to leave the country because of political persecution”, "Television is no longer useful because of the thunderstorm that burned the circuits".
In the field of right , guilt refers to the omission of due diligence to a subject . This implies that the harmful fact that is imputed to him motivates his civil or criminal responsibility. The fault, therefore, consists in the omission of the conduct due to foresee and avoid damage, whether due to negligence, recklessness or imperfection.
A guilty offense it is given by the act or omission that generates a result that is described sanctioned by criminal law. The culprit should have anticipated that result; instead, he did not act with the care he should.
Guilt implies reckless and careless actions. He idol On the other hand, it is given by the knowledge and willingness to conduct punishable conduct that constitutes a crime. A man who shoots at another intends to hurt him (there is fraud); On the other hand, if a person is cleaning a weapon and shoots himself by mistake, he is guilty even if there is no fraud.
For the psychology Finally, guilt is an action or omission that generates a feeling of responsibility for damage caused: “I feel that, because of me, my daughter suffered too much”.
Guilt as a control measure
In many ideologies guilt is used as a Control measure. Through emotional mechanisms, it is achieved that the subjects who wish to dominate assume a guilt that has been ruled by the hegemonic power; This makes them vulnerable and able to face whatever it takes in order not to act incorrectly.
He guilty feeling It is one of the biggest problems that invade our life. Since childhood we are stunned with him, showing us that we are not free and that everything we do affects the lives of others, even if what we do is authentically ours. They teach us to understand life based on obligations and responsibilities. They don't educate us to be free but to depend on others in a sick way. All this feeds a vicious circle of unhappiness where individual happiness seems not to be important.
While in life in society it is necessary that we all put our grain of sand in order to lead an orderly existence, sometimes we confuse harmony with submission. If there is something that hurts us as individuals we must work to eliminate it from our lives, even if we solve that demands that we break a relationship with another person. Hurting others is inevitable because everyone perceives the world in their own way, but when damage has not been the goal of our actions, but the search for our own freedom, what can really be the problem?
In the religious education the feeling of guilt is a weapon of manipulation which makes many individuals, after leaving the Church a long time ago, continue to suffer that anguish and that drowning caused by guilt.
In morals, guilt occupies a fundamental place to "force" the faithful to act in the way in which the Church considers that we should all act; otherwise, the individual will be sentenced to a life of psychological torture that could lead him to develop a deep sadness and the impossibility of fighting for his own desires.