Why do we feel guilty?
There are many reasons why you might have feelings of guilt. It could be because of an event, situation, or person.
Some people, for example, have “survivor guilt.” This is when someone who survived an event or situation feels guilty about surviving when others did not.
It’s also common to feel guilty about something you did that you consider to be morally wrong. This type of guilt is usually accompanied by shame. Instead of acknowledging and apologizing for what you did, you may try to conceal it because of shame. Some people would rather live with a constant feeling of guilt than admit their mistakes. This may be because the truth causes shame.