Do we learn to observe or just observe?You may have observed a couple of things today and learnt something from the close observation. It is not necessary that you have to learn something from the observation and it may be just an observation on certain activities. Now while discussing some observation with somebody else the person might have told you to observe it from a particular viewpoint to gather some knowledge and the next time you followed it and gathered a bit of information. You may say that you have learnt how to observe the thing and can guide others on how to observe the thing to gather knowledge.
Since our childhood, we learn a lot of things from others and this learning is a continuous process. Just think about learning any language. We learn it by following the way others write or speak the language and depending upon our interest we can progress further. While learning is a synthesis of the coordination of various senses and certain actions observation is something perceptual that cannot be taught through a process. The mind plays an important role to perceive things. In this situation is it possible to learn how to observe?