If it’s important to the other person, it should be important to you.
That doesn’t mean that you have to agree, or make it a part of your core mission.
But when it comes to relationships, a lack of empathy will be sure to slowly drive you further away.
The wider the gap in your close relationships, the more your own health will suffer.
The more you can prioritize understanding the other person’s priorities, the healthier you will be.