“Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.” - Isaac Newton
"People with tact have less to retract." - Arnold H. Glasow
How we express our thoughts determines how it is perceived. Thus, it is very important to express our thoughts with clarity and diplomacy.
Look at the photo or read the story below that illustrates this point:
A King woke up dreaming about losing all his teeth. He summoned a very well known fortune teller of his kingdom to interpret his dream. "All losing teeth means the death of the whole family...", the fortune teller responded. Like stricken by thunder, the king got very angry, and he was very furious about it. So he ordered a sentence of 20 times whip to be given to the fortune teller.
The king was still curious by then, and so he again summoned another fortune teller of the kingdom.
After listening to the story, the fortune teller with a smile said,"The dream is saying that Your Highness is the luckiest person in the whole world. You will live longer than the rest of the other family members." Having heard the explanation, a bright smile cracked in the king's face. He was delighted and awarded 5 gold coins to the fortune teller.
"Silence is not always tact, and it is tact that is golden, not silence." - Samuel Butler
One of the basic causes for all the trouble in the world today is that people talk too much and think too little. They act impulsively without thinking.
Let us learn to be tactful, considerate and respectful when we speak. What do you think?
- Be careful how you say things
- Be Polite To All
- Be a gentleman - Speak Softly, Don't Argue!
- Learn to communicate your thoughts
- The Way You Speak