The development from egocentrism to spiritual love

I understand from a teacher at a nearby teachers college that there's a term to describe a young child's perspective of the world. The term is egocentric. What this means is that in the development of a child, his early perspective of the world has him at the center.

This doesn't necessarily mean that a child is "selfish" as we commonly use that term. It's just that the young child isn't familiar with much beyond his own needs and limited experiences. But as he matures—or develops—the child becomes progressively cognizant of others and their needs.

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