“One does not save anything external, after the act of wrongdoing. After wrongdoing, the only one left to save is the self.”– Modern Romanticism
If we are meant to repair all caused wrongs, having damaged what others trusted us to protect, then the last thing to save becomes the self. Ourselves, through redemption, are selfish. We are only ever seeking to save ourselves from guilt. As guilt must be felt, to some degree, to bring about this repair for ourselves, we then comprehend that we are the damaged one. Redemption is what repairs the self. For to continue repressing this guilt, only leaves us to remain as a monster. We are not ourselves, when we do not use this guilt to strengthen our foundations. As the common monster believes it can ascend beyond others, will be eventual when it can descend, for itself, to the foundations where the beast is upon its knees in submission.
We redeem ourselves, in selfishness, because we are only ever saving ourselves from that guilt. Guilt is an emotion, that for all humans, will gnaw at the mind until a person can only move as a walking corpse. This would be the result, should a person never construct themselves, by that guilt.
To just feel the guilt, will destroy a person’s soul.
Though, to utilize guilt to strengthen where one stands, as their foundations, will better themselves within the future.
However, to keep repressing guilt, will forge a person’s mindset to deny the necessity for being responsible. They will believe in innocence, over guilt, and thus even imagine themselves as a victim.
For our faults, we cling to the delusion of selflessness, in redemption. Though, for reality’s sake, we are only ever saving ourselves. Of guilt, which would eat away at our minds, results in the need to smother it. Though, to believe we can be wholly selfless in an act of redemption, is to forget that we can still cause additional chaos. To remember why we are redeeming ourselves, is to understand how we are faulted, of why we are guilty. As guilt is a personal emotion, showing the most vulnerable areas of a person, betterment can only be of them, when they notice they are wounded.
A person, damaged of the mind, might not realize it. Their denial of being responsible for certain actions, can breed the additional fault. Damage is done unto themselves, their minds, as they continual this denial and repression of guilt. To have no regrets, perhaps might mean one comprehends themselves as sinless, or to say that their actions are too numbered to necessitate redemption. Though, that might mean they have accepted themselves as no more than a human, or even as a monster. This is fine, to such a sort.
Were a human to redeem themselves of being always damaged, then unity would be impossible. We’d always be selfish, not seeing others the same as us, as being wounded.