Learning from life versus learning from a teacher

Following is an excerpt from a samvaad (dialogue) session with Acharya Prashant.

Questioner: If I’m the first man and the only one, can I disregard all your teachings and learn firsthand from life? Can I forget all the theories I have heard from you? Those theories might be holding me back against inquiring on my own, where I am, as I am.

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