You have to stop thinking that you will be able to learn everything by osmosis. It’s astonishing how many people become daunted everyday at the fact that they are, for instance, failing in a parent-child relationship when they have never read about being a good parent—when they have never listened to audio books or podcasts or attended seminars about it.
Anything you truly want to learn in life, you study.
We inevitably learn things by osmosis because there is no other resolution other than life having to teach us its most essential values. We end up learning from our mistakes in this life because we never bothered to study the correct things to do.
Isn’t it enlightening—the fact that mistakes are not ultimately necessary for us to advance in this life?