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Approved 09 February, 2022 @ 8:37am by Jan Viljoen (version: 8)

Understand & Understanding

Both the terms understand and understanding - most of the time - are used without us being aware of what both terms imply…

  1. Understand to know the meaning of (something, such as the words that someone is saying or a language), to know how (something) works or happens and to know how someone thinks, feels or behaves. To truly understand something or someone, we always have to accommodate and consider the context of the situation, event or circumstance.
  2. Understanding a mental grasp, comprehension and the power of comprehending especially…
    • the capacity to apprehend general relations of particulars and/or
    • the power to make experience intelligible by applying concepts and categories.

To authentically1) understand to obtain an understanding - which shapes and lies at the very foundation of our perspectives, beliefs and values - is only possible when we dare to question what is going on or happening around us, especially outdated and prevailing dogmas.

Our conscious minds are collecting and recording every thingplugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigI.e. data, information, experiences, ideas, points of view, observations, feelings, sensations, preceptions, fears, ...etc. as it unfold around us, pass it on to the subconscious, where it is duly processed, digested and “filed” for enhanced contextual understanding and referencing.

In essence: Contrary to popular belief, we do not understand with our conscious minds, we understand and make sense of the world around us by using our subconscious minds efficiently.

Authentic understanding source from applying mathematical & stat principles as we were already doing from a very young age. We merely have unlearned how to currently apply this inborn human skill productively. Thus, to understand is not something that is lost… just something that is out of practice, because it is an ability that is almost never used and applied by us and which - generally speaking - has been replaced by a curriculum-memorandum driven knowing!
define/understanding.txt · Last modified: 09 February, 2022 @ 8:37am by Jan Viljoen