One of the most amazing strategies for handling guilt today is: Some of the things we all used to think were vices are now being promoted as virtues. Today, things like greed (marrying for money), infidelity (Life is short, have an affair) and narcissism (looking out for number 1) are promoted as virtues to be sought after in our new enlightened way of thinking. So for many, they attempt to solve their guilt problem by turning vices into virtues. For some, substance abuse becomes their coping mechanism. While others keep themselves and their minds busy with all kinds of activities which enables them to suppress their feelings of guilt.