When did shame become a four letter word?
Anytime the word “Shame” is used in modern contexts, it’s almost always used in a negative way. I just did a Google search of the word, “shaming,” and these are articles found on just the first page:
- Parent-shaming and how the gator attack isn’t Harman
- The Veronicas request groceries from body shaming troll
- Mom’s Facebook rant about parent shaming after gator attack goes viral
- Slut-shaming – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Passenger Shaming – Facebook
- Dog Shaming
- Internet shaming
A similar search for the word, “shame,” leads to you to articles about people who got wrapped up in controversy. Shame is either used as a weapon against people, or as a negative personal experience.
- What if shame has an actual positive purpose?
- What if shame isn’t meant to hurt us, but to help us?
- What if shame wasn’t a weapon to use against others, but a compass for us as individuals?
A feeling of guilt, regret, or sadness that you have because you know you have done something wrong
A painful sense of having done something wrong, improper, or immodest