Empathy is certainly important in this world. Without it, how would you navigate? I am just stressing that it is Naomis decision to go left or right, and obviously she is in a better place to make that decision than you.Because empathy has not helped you to make a decision, its basically the equivalent to you talking to yourself in the mirror and saying positive things about yourself. It might make you feel good in the short term but it hasn't helped you to make a better decision.
Its like asking: "what should I do - go left or go right?"
Their answer: "Yes".