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Unformatted text preview: being neglected, he might make the extra effort to ask about my day at a later time when he is not so tired. The previous day isn’t going to change from the time he goes to sleep until the time he wakes up anyway, so whenever he is ready to “listen”, I will be there to tell him. This particular situation is flexible in a way that you can handle it in any fashion, and still have the same outcome. However, in order to be other-oriented, you need to be able to assess whether or not you have the ability to empathize with another person at a certain time. It would be almost self-absorbed to fake the attention towards your roommate and passively listen to what he is saying. You are not only wasting your time, but more importantly, his time and effort to express his day to you is being laid on deaf ears, wasting his time....
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