Definitions: (1) one who pays strict attention to, or for, an outward sign; keenly watchful; (2) a narrowing of focus <to hone in on an objective or discover something new>; perceptive; (3) quick to notice or pick out anomalies; alert; (4) conforming to law, custom, religion, or ritual

How to Live This Quality Today: Use your peripheral vision.

• To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe. — Marilyn vos Savant [born Marilyn Mach] (1946-) American “Ask Marilyn” columnist
• When liberty is mentioned, we must always be careful to observe whether it is not really the assertion of private interests which is thereby designated. — Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770–1831) German philosopher

Comment: The only way we can know what’s going on inside other people is to see what they say and do outside themselves, the decisions they manifest by the actions they take.

Suggestion: Pay attention to the rules of the road. This is something we can all cooperate on.

Fictional Figure: Sherlock Holmes, famous fictional detective, had incredible powers of observation and deductive reasoning. — Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) Scottish Physician & writer