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It is important for us to understand how other people feel.

Does it make the same sense if I change it to this?

It is important that we understand how other poeple feel.
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Hi,

Yes, I'd understand these both in the same way.

Clive
Good. Thank you, Clive.

Do you think this one is also exactly the same as the frist two?

It is imortant that we can understand how other people feel.
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Hi,

I think that alternative focuses a little more on the importance of the ability rather than of the understanding.

Clive
Don't you think

It is important for us to understand how other people feel.

has the air of 'we should/have to do' rather than that of 'we can do'?
Hi,

Yes, I do.

Clive
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Good. But is this sentence acceptable?

It is the most imortant (thing) that we need to/have to/should understand how other people feel.
Hi,

It sounds a tiny bit awkward.

I'd say The most imortant thing is that we need to/have to/should understand how other people feel.

Clive
OK, Another question. Is this 'thing' in blue optional, or needed?

It is the most important thing for you to understand how other people feel.
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