Everyone is an Oracle
I am always open to anything anyone tells me. It doesn’t matter if you are someone I love and respect or someone who pushes my buttons and makes me angry. I always like hearing what you have to say… well maybe not right away, but in the end, it’s always awesome.
This is because I treat everyone like they are an oracle which means that they aren’t necessarily saying the truth. They are simply saying what I need to hear in that moment.
One of my favourite scenes from the Matrix is when Neo goes to visit the oracle:
Neo: And [the oracle] knows what, everything?
Morpheus: She would say she knows enough.
Neo: And she’s never wrong.
Morpheus: Try not to think of it in terms of right and wrong. She is a guide. She can help you to find the path.
The oracle of course told him that he was not “the one” who would save the world. Deep down, we know as the viewer that she can’t be right! He has to be the one. Why would she say that? He HAS to be “the one”!
Later Neo tries to tell Morpheus what the oracle said… But Morpheus interrupts him and says: “She told you exactly what you needed to hear, that’s all. Neo, sooner or later you’re going to realize, just as I did, there’s a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.”