Both the terms understand and understanding is - most of the time - used without us being aware of what the terms actually 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 authenticallyI.e. applying mathematical principles as we were already doing from a very young age. We just unlearned how to do it! 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perspectives, beliefs and values - is only possible when we dare to question what is going on or happening, especially outdated prevailing dogmas.

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  • Last modified: 20 September, 2018 @ 7:42pm
  • by Jan Viljoen