I need to be more graceful when admitting I'm wrong.
So anyways, I confessed to my roommate that every time the alarm goes off, I put in a combination of ear plugs and active noise-canceling headphones and wait it out in my bedroom. And I've only started doing this because the fire alarm goes off frequently, seemingly even at the scent of burnt toast, and it would often take at least 20 minutes to resolve while we'd have to wait in freezing temperatures.
I thought to myself that it'd be easy to escape. I live on a 3rd floor apartment building, one of those buildings like a motel inn where every room is open to the outdoors, if that makes sense. Or in other words, it's a building with outdoor entrances into each room. There must be at most 12 units in my specific building, so there isn't many people. Because of that and the fact that I imagine I'd be able to exit easily, I started taking the risk of staying in.
"But if it is a real fire, a fireman would be risking her or his life to save you."
A part of me wants to act on the incredibly slim chance of this happening, but my roommate was right. It's kind of selfish of me to take the risk, however small, if this scenario does occur. It was an awkward moment of me admitting that I shouldn't have been staying in. I wish I could better admit my poor judgment without making my roommate feel bad for calling me out.