Happy New year! Hope your new year is more gentle than the last for all of us.
My mistakes, fewer than the past I hope but, often enough I fear. Some have taught me shame, though mildly I hope. Some I could do nothing about, flukes by any account. Yet, I am saddened they caused harm, fear, worry to others I care for and about.
Is that not shame in some form?
I understand the larger point others are making well, even so I comprehend, understand how others might find "small s" shame in different situations. Hope not, but could understand it...