Guilt Atonement. Guilt and shame holds our society together but in the other end of the line guilt might become a quite heavy burden to carry for a person.Shame makes people hesitate, think about the consequences of their actions in a sociocultural context. Conflicts between personal values and the norms of society generate guilt.
What if letting go of the burden would be as easy as absolution after confession ? Can a person just decide not to feel guilty? Could a tiny action of guilt atonement bring some lightness into a persons mind?
Guilt Atonement gate, 2014, Espoo, Finland