Shame Can’t Shame

Shame and guilt are never good motivators. When the person is guilty of something bad, he must have lacked a conscience, so it’s too late for motivation by shame and guilt. If a person is guilty of nothing wrong, then why should he feel guilty or ashamed at all? The typical shame or guilt-inducer has little or no evidence to back it up. It’s motivation by intimidation. Such tactics can frighten — but never convince.