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Sep 18, 2022·edited Sep 18, 2022Author

This thread was sparked by a scene in The Matrix Resurrections, where Smith (Neo's boss in this movie) is smoking a cigarette.

Neo says "I thought you quit", and Smith replies, “I quit calling it a habit, now it's just a guilty pleasure.”

The thing to question is, why can't we just feel pleasure without the guilt?

Why do we add this layer of guilt?

Where is this guilt coming from?

Are we feeling guilty about the action or is a hidden guilt driving us to do things that make us feel "wrong"?

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