The question is referring to the story of the three questions by Leo Tolstoy, where the Tsar (king) seeks answers to three important questions. In the story, the Tsar believes that if he knows the answers to these questions, he will never fail in anything he attempts. The second question of the Tsar is: “What are the most important people to deal with?”
The story revolves around the Tsar’s pursuit of answers to these three questions:
- What is the best time to do each thing?
- Who are the most important people to deal with?
- What is the most important thing to do at all times?
The Tsar offers rewards for anyone who can answer these questions, but he is not satisfied with the responses he receives from scholars and wise men. Eventually, the Tsar decides to visit a hermit who lives in the woods, believing that the hermit can provide the answers he seeks.
Through a series of events and encounters, the Tsar learns valuable lessons from the hermit. The answer to the second question is revealed to the Tsar when he helps a wounded man who turns out to be his enemy. The hermit explains that the most important people to deal with are the ones you are with at the present moment because you can never know what will happen in the future.
In summary, the second question of the Tsar in Leo Tolstoy’s story is about the most important people to deal with. The story teaches the reader valuable life lessons about living in the present moment, being compassionate, and valuing the people around them.