I used to feel guilty all the time.
Now I only feel guilty most of the time.
But I don't want too much progress, or the trick* won't work.
* The trick to circumventing any later punishment for the things I feel guilty about is to feel guilty now. That way the punisher (whoever, Whoever, whatever, I don't know) will see that I have suffered enough already (feeling guilt ridden is hard work), and then the punisher will take it easy on me.
Silly, aren’t I?