One of the methods of learning is observation. This world is a book, by observing it we can have a lot of knowledge that would help us to progress in a positive way. The only thing we need to do is, to observe the happenings around us. Each incident or situation will have a message to tell us. If we do not grasp the message, then it is a loss for us. When we show a tendency to learn, world will show a tendency to teach us. When we have an ‘arrogant mentality’, then our mind will become rigid and refuse to learn. One should have confidence, but not ego. A human being must develop the capabilities to observe and learn, for his ultimate good. Srimad Bhagavatam, explains about the twenty four gurus from nature, from whom sage Dattatreya learnt his lessons and became a great sage.
A life time is not enough for us to make us understand how much we do not know. Even an invention or discovery loses its popularity, when someone else finds a better version of the same or an entirely opposite one. Knowledge has to be renewed and upgraded always, for which observation is very important. When we do not observe the world, we may feel suffocated by our problems. When we observe, we find that each individual would have enjoyed in spite of difficulties, or else, would have suffered in spite of luxuries. Our observation may give us a clue to escape from our problems. Observe and learn through world experience.