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Dante said...

I disagree completely. The Catholic Church would be nowhere near as powerful as it is without guilt

Lali said...

Just wanted to say that your blog is super awesome! Thanks for sharing! :D

José Herminio said...

Ey ! Acabo de caer por casualidad en tu blog y quería felicitarte por tu trabajo y por tus reflexiones tan minimalistas y al mismo tiempo tan profundas! me ha encantado! estás hecho un artista!

Ey ! I've just discovered ur blog and I love it ! I want to give you my congrats because of your cool ilustrartions and your inteligent reflexions and toughths. Great talent over here!

Matt said...

I have to disagree. Guilt is what leads us to remorse. Without remorse, we're sociopaths.

Regret is a useless emotion because we make the best decisions we can based on who we are and the circumstances at the time.

Kasumi said...

Creo que falta el comentario a pie de foto:
...Y más si te llamas Sísifo.

¡Muy bueno! :D

Luan Crespo said...

I like the way the "guilt rock" seems quiet and calm...anyway, i completely agree! Thanks for sharing this great work!

Sonia said...

Otro que me encanta. It's printed and posted on the wall.

Versi said...

Thank you, that it's what I needed to hear today.

Yo misma said...

Your stuff is really, really good!

ana carolina pinheiro said...

http://anyinthesky.blogspot.com/2010/06/stuff-no-one-told-me.html. I love your job :}

de Emmanuel said...

Matt, I disagree with both guilt and regret being useless. Regret, long term guilt?, makes you think of how you could have done better. In some that may lead to better decisions and maturity. The trick is to not go overboard.

Dante, the Catholic Church and other organized "cults" have power, because people like to give up responsibility for their lives.

Amanda said...

hey i wanted to say you're stuff is really great and always makes me smile! Keep it up!!!

Z said...

Hola.
me gusta mucho todo lo que he visto en el blog, deberias hacer un librito, se lo regalaria a mis hijitos, cuando los tenga... :)

Peter said...

Hello. The way You put these life lessons out here nicely resonates with my own thinking patterns, and I wanna thank You for that. This last one literally made my day.

Desert Rose said...

your work is simply awesome!!!!....i lovedddd your blog. :)

Julls said...

Your work is adorbale ! You have a huge talent and great ideas ! Following you now :D

tekanet said...

This blog is awesome

Verobe said...

Que bueno, me encanta!

George Plescan said...

very true

kbezona said...

Omg!!! this is awsome!!! love your drawings ,I really do!!! :DDDD

σταυροθήρας said...

But saying "sorry" when you hurt somebody , could be useful... for "somebodys" emotions...
( your drawing reminded me of a scene in the film "The mission" with Roberd de Niro ). Both excellent!

Weston said...

Unless you murdered someone.

dareboy said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzVExdfdWzs

:D said...

great blog! already bookmarked it!
just a quick spelling check... guilt is AN useless emotion ;)

April said...

actually , :D, it is "a useless" emotion. Uia preceded by an a when it takes on the you sound.

leoboiko said...

I find guilt not only is a useless emotion, it’s also a luxury; a luxury I can’t afford. Plus, it’s part of the problem. Took me a long time to realize this.

laulaw said...

Glad to find your art!

PsychologyinRome said...

@ Matt
Rational emotive behaviour therapy (REBT) posits guilt as an irrational negative emotion, one which is unhelpful for us to hold as we are generally disempowered by it. We cause ourselves to feel guilt through holding irrational and rigid beliefs such as demands that we absolutely should do (or should have done)something in a particular way, and complete condemnation of ourselves when we don't. Remorse on the other hand is a rational negative alternative, an emotion that enables us to accept we did something wrong, ask forgiveness from those who we have hurt (also from ourselves and also the church if you feel like it!). Remorse helps us to make amends and improvements in our lives, guilt tends to weigh us down, we avoid people, the truth, the opportunity to build/rebuild relationships, and can bring anxiety, shame, anger...all of these also being irrational and unhelpful emotional states.

Anyone who's experiencing guilt can check out Overcoming guilt by Dr Windy Dryden available on amazon.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Overcoming-Guilt-Common-Problems/dp/0859696863/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1282461722&sr=8-1

@Alex, I love your blog, I've been highlighting some of your work (such as this one) to my therapy clients, I hope that's ok :)

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