I KNOW that most scuba divers are likely to have been immersed in sea water at some point in their lives, but not being a scuba diver myself, I am rarely conscious of this. I also know that when I walk the streets of downtown Seattle I am likely to be approached by a stranger and asked for money. Living in downtown, I am conscious of this fact most every time I step out my front door.
You can be knowledgeable about a topic, but if you never become conscious of the fact that your knowledge can help you navigate the situation at hand, then the knowledge doesn't help you much.
Robin Faichney wrote:
> In message <3737B175.F9E28446@c-realm.com>, KMO <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes
> >CONSCIOUS of human psychology and the methods compliance professionals use to
> >exploit it
> >gives you access to a range of defensive strategies which are not available to
> >who is unconscious of the psychological/social dynamics that are in play.
> Why are "conscious of" and "unconscious of" better than "knowing about"
> and "ignorant of"? Because to me, bringing consciousness into this is
> just causing confusion. There are certainly parallels and connections
> between consciousness on one hand and education/intelligence on the
> other, but they are NOT the same thing!