"The philosophers of the past were superficial," Dr. Pritchett went on.
That is a delusion of those whose emotions are superficial.
Fear and guilt are your chronic emotions, they are real and you do deserve them, but they don’t come from the superficial reasons you invent to disguise their cause, not from your ’selfishness,’ weakness or ignorance, but from a real and basic threat to your existence: fear, because you have abandoned your weapon of survival, guilt, because you know you have done it volitionally.
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She has only superficial knowledge on the subject.