The Tale of Ill-Omened Perception

The Tale of Ill-Omened Perception

In a distant kingdom, whispers of an ill-omened man spread like wildfire among the people, prompting them to beseech their King for action. Unwilling to condemn based on hearsay alone, the King decided to investigate the matter firsthand.

Summoning the allegedly cursed man to his palace, the King observed him closely, convinced that his mere presence could bring about misfortune. Strangely, that very day, the King found himself unable to eat—a rare occurrence that he attributed to the man's ill luck.

Convinced of the man's ill fortune, the King swiftly ordered his execution. However, his decision was met with resistance from his wise minister, who dared to challenge the King's judgment.

"Why condemn this innocent man to death?" the minister questioned, forcing the King to reconsider his hasty verdict. With humility, the minister pointed out that perhaps it was not the man's face that bore ill fortune, but rather the King's own perception.

In a moment of clarity, the King realized the fallacy of his beliefs and the injustice of his actions. He acknowledged the truth in the minister's words and swiftly rectified his mistake by granting the man his freedom.

This tale serves as a poignant reminder that true ill fortune lies not in one's appearance, but in the narrowness of perception. By embracing empathy and understanding, we can dispel the shadows of superstition and recognize the inherent worth and dignity in every individual.

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