Empathy is something my parents were always hard on me for when I was younger. I was always quick to blame people and look down on people for messing things up, specifically my little sister. My parents were always quick to yell at me and tell me its not her fault because she didn’t know better. Since then I’ve carried this mentality throughout my life when I run into difficult situations. In the environmental major I am put into many group projects and lab groups, and most of the time I get easily annoyed with people not being able to follow the procedures and understand everything. However this week I put in a little extra energy in trying to understand the other persons situation, and it quickly calms me down and prevents me from making a mistake and saying something out of hand. I am going to keep trying to remember to understand the other sides situation in the future.