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The Virtue of Shamelessness

I grew up hearing things like, "shame on you", "you should be ashamed of yourself" "You don't feel shame?", or name calling such as "Olodo" which means dummy in yoruba language.
Not just in primary school, but even in professional circles, I speak for myself as a medical student, experiencing rounds in a Nigerian hospital environment. A DOWNRIGHT NEGATIVE EMOTIONShame according to Merriam Webster is, "a painful emotion caused by the consciousness of guilt, shortcoming or impropriety"
Shameless still according to Merrian Webster is, "having no shame; insensible to disgrace" As humans, we all experience varied emotions which can be 'seemingly' divided into positive and negative emotions. We would all agree that joy, hope and love, for instance are well desired emotions and do lift up one's spirit and lighten the atmosphere. Sadness, grief or anger on the other hand, dampen one's spirits.Why I say 'seemi…