This is not a guilt trip. Things happen and we're guilty, yes, but this is not a guilt trip.
We like to place blame and really, there's plenty to go around. But the point isn't to make us feel bad or shameful.
We're doing the best we can, right? Everyone is doing what we think is best. And we think all kinds of things for all kinds of reasons and some of those reasons are misguided at best. Some are, in retrospect, somewhere on a scale of regrettable to evil. But hindsight is 20/20, right? In the moment, we are doing what we can. For whatever reason. We're responsible, but that isn't really the point.
And, well, things get out of hand, you know? We thought this was a good idea and by the time we realize it's not, it's rolling downhill with a lot of weight and crushing people and . . . it just gets away from us.
So we're guilty and responsible and full of bad ideas, but this isn't a guilt trip. A guilt trip would miss the point.
What's the point?
We don't know what we're doing.