Sometimes being embarrassed can be a good thing. Embarrassment, more than any other emotion, is unique in that it’s not really an emotion at all. The word itself means “to feel shame or guilt,” and with good reason. It is a condition that causes us to struggle to hide, clam up or otherwise conceal the situation which caused us pain and distress.

It is embarrassing to get caught doing something stupid or to get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or to be in an awkward position in front of a group of people. But all of these situations can also be elements of humour or light-hearted fun. Even something that causes us shame can have uses and benefits. You can use a conversation starters to avoid the awkward siuation.…

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