A king once dreamt that he had lost all of his dreams. So, naturally, the king wanted to learn what his weird dream meant. So, he summoned the kingdom’s two best dream interpreters to decipher his dream’s meaning.
The first man said that the dream foretold that all of the royal family would die and he would be left all alone. Hearing that, the king had the guards punish the interpreter for such terrible news.
The second man was sharp-witted and had seen the fate of the earlier man. He told the king that the dream meant that the king would live longer than the royal family. The king was delighted to hear about this and presented him with gifts.
The interpretation of the second man was no different from the first man. They meant the same thing the royal family would perish, leaving the king alone. But while the king punished the first dream interpreter, the second man was given treasured gifts.
Moral: The same message can be delivered in many ways. It is essential to learn to communicate correctly. It is not always about what you say but also how you say it.