I realize how depraved it was to instill false guilt in an innocent child's conscience, causing a distorted image of life, God, & self, leaving little if any feeling of personal worth.
True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself. False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people feel one ought to be or assume that one is.
Let no man trust the first false step of guilt; it hangs upon a precipice, whose steep descent in last perdition ends.
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
Guilt: the gift that keeps on giving.