Shailene Woodley on feeling guilty about doing well in quarantine

Shailene Woodley on feeling guilty about doing well in quarantine

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- And I know a lot of people are feeling bad right now or anxious right now because they're going through hard times, but they're not essential workers. And they have their health, and they have their jobs. But they're still feeling guilty, or they feel guilty about feeling anxious. What do you say to those people?

SHAILENE WOODLEY: I was talking to a friend the other day about this. Because I was expressing-- I was like, you know, I'm actually doing really good. But it's hard to say that when, you know, so many people aren't.

And he's like, it's important to recognize what's going on, to not be ignorant about what's going on, to be in service the best that you can, and to celebrate where you're at in your life as well. He's like, guilt is not going to help anything, and it's not going to progress this world.

And it's completely correct. You know, I think we self-inflict guilt because it's a way for us to rationalize the injustice that happens on the planet. Because there is no way to rationalize why injustice is here, why inequality is here, why certain things happen to certain people at certain times.