I know that I've done that many times but the one of times that I did it it was to my brother. When that happened my brother had to get some teeth pulled out and you know I was kind of happy because I was also mad at him for something he did to me. So I took that a revenge. after he got them pulled out I kind of got hit right back he was allowed to eat a lot of ice cream so then I learned not to do that again.
Do not share. The reason I feel a little bit egocentric is because this year when Ian Spencer and I were being a little bit mean. To Eligah we were more conserned about making sure that we did not get in trouble. Over how Eligah is feeling. After that I was feeling pretty good that I did not get in trouble. Until you brought me down to earth and told us guys it is about Eligah not the trouble you will get in.
The one time I was ecocentric was when I was very ill and my mom was taking care of me. I did not see that my mom was taking care of me so I made her do more then what she had to do. I could have done more then what I did which was just about nothing. To this day I still feel guilty about what I did. Just like Steven in the story.
In the book Stevens first feeling is relief after his brother is diagnosed. He is mad at himself for feeling this way. I have felt this way before when I didnt look at the big picture. This is why Steven felt egocentric.
One time I only saw things through my perspective and not the other people involved would be when my brother had strep throat and I was delighted because he would finally be out of my way. He missed school for three days.
A few years ago, The day before Halloween, I didn't even get my costume in the mail yet. I got stressed out because everyone else had their costume except me. On Halloween morning, my costume still wasn't in the mailbox. Later that day, my costume finally came in the mail. I also figured out that my sister got a little sick, and she wasn't sure if she felt well enough to go trick-or-treating that night. At first, I was relieved that my costume came, but I regret it because my sister barely got to go trick-or-treating that night. That is how I connected when Steven was mad at himself for being egocentric.
I have felt this way with hurricane Irene also but, I felt like Hurricane Sandy wasn't bad and people are over dramatic about it. Then, I looked at the news and saw all of the damage done from the storm. Of course I felt happy that our house was okay, but I was also a little mad at myself for not thinking it was a bad storm. For example when I saw the shark in someones yard I felt pretty lucky. Also I felt like I completly underestimated the power of the storm and that could be pretty dangerous.
i really cant say i have. i mean i know i have but i cant think of it. However i can feel how steven feels. i can feel that he is relefed like the book said but at the same time he feels like a bad brother. beacuse i know that i would even tho we are not the same person.
I have been egocentric when my sister and my brother got into a huge fight on the couch but they were yelling across to each other and I was right in the middle of the whole thing. Then it looked like we were all three fighting but then I explained how I wasn't doing anything. Then I was looking and listening on how my brother and sister were going to get in trouble and I was actually relieved (like Steven). Then when I was alone I got so bored and then I started feeling bad that they were grounded and they were each in there rooms doing absolutely NOTHING.
I cannot recall any time when I ever did that. I am pretty sure I did at one point but I just don't remember. I don't want to be egocentric and be mean to other people. I don't want to put my problems in front of someone else's if it is much more important. If my problem is more important, I would help them but not that much.
Well, I personally think that everybody who has a sibling or just someone your not fond of, has been at one point egoncentric towards them. I bet everybody once in a while gets in a fight with their siblings, and don't think about how they feel. Or people may not favor someone and if they do something bad, even if for a good reason, will think their not good, and not think of their point of view, which is okay, but everybody should be able a second chance. If they continually are mean, though, you should still act civil, and think of their point of view. Back on topic, a time I have egocentric was when I got in a fight with my siblings over what show to watch. Something seeming small and not important, but you have to think of other people in all situations.
I definatly agree with you. I think that everyone with siblings has had that same experiecnce or close to it. I know I do all the time.
Well, I dont think that I've been in that kind of situation. That's because when I have it bad I try to think about people who have it worse.For example if I say I'm hungry, I think well,I;m not hungry compared to people who are starving to death all over the world.Or if I say I'm cold I'm acualy not cold compared to the homeless people who dont have nice coats and jackets like we do.So what I've learned is that if you think about what other people are going through what you have seems like nothing.I guess in a way it is like the glass hatf empty, glass half full quote.
Yes, I have been in this situation. Actually, I've been in it more than once. I'm sure we've all been in this situation at some point. What I'm describing is when your parents and you have a disagreement. Of course you would automatically think you are right. Though, if you think of your parents' perspective, they may have a good point. You can't automatically say your correct like I do sometimes. See what your parents have to say because they have more experience in the world.
There was one time when my mother came home with my sister and her friend Alina. When they walked through the door the two girls had medium sized candy bars. Once I realized there was not one for me, I got angry. After a while I realized that we all get things at different times. In the end it all evens out.
Well......I think that sometimes I can get a little grumpy in the morning, because I have to wake up early to finish homework or take a shower. When it gets time to go out to the bus I can be sassy or mean to my mom. Also when Steven was happy that his little brother was sick because he didn't get in trouble, I can relate to that because when I hurt my little brothers I can get off the hook and I don't think about how it makes them feel....hadlebury
yes i have egocentric before it happened at my daDS house on the weekend what happened was my sister had a cold and my step mom said to get her some cold medicine and i really didnt care at all aboult her or any thing except me this happend at 2005 saterday
Yes I have been in the situation where I saw things through my perspective and not the people involved. One of the times this happened was when my brother and I were wrestling and I accidently bent his thumb backwards. For the rest of the night all he did was hysterically cry. My mom told me that we would have to get his thumb X-rayed and if it was broken I was in serious trouble. When we got the results back it said his thumb wasn't broken. I was happy because I wasn't going to be in trouble. But, then I felt bad because I was happy for myself but I didn't feel bad that my brother's thumb was still hurt.
I have been in a situation before that I do regret where I have been egocentric and have only been worrying about myself instead of others. Knowing what it feels like to wamnting to take back the guilt and what you said or did feels terrible, I was able to connect with what Steven meant becasue I had been in the same situation.
Well...I have been in this situation before, I mean sometimes when I might be in a bad mood or bothered by little or older siblings, I might be egocentric:thinking and worrying about only myself and not any others.
Mr. Christopher A. Bunel6th Grade TeacherThompson Brook SchoolAvon, CT 06001