Communication is sometimes the toughest skill for those that are not born with great communication skills. Sometimes it’s just about being tactful and the message is received much better. A story on “Communicating out-of-the-box”.
“Sire,” said the seer, “you would live to see all your sons dead.” The sultan flew into a rage and handed the prophet over to his guards for execution.
He then called for a second seer, and asked him the same question. “Sire,” said the prophet, “I see you blessed with long life, so long that you will outlive all your family.“
The sultan was delighted and rewarded this seer with gold and silver jewelry.
Both prophets knew the truth, but one had tact, the other did not.