Knowledge is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, discovering, or learning. Knowledge can refer to a theoretical or practical understanding of a subject.
Understanding is a psychological process related to an abstract or physical object, such as a person, situation, or message whereby one is able to think about it and use concepts to deal adequately with that object. Understanding is a relation between the knower and an object of understanding.
Let’s take an example
Teacher addresses a student and asks: “How many kidneys do we have?”
“Four!”, The student responds.
“Four? Haha,” The teacher was one of those who took pleasure in picking on his students’ mistakes and demoralizing them.
The teacher was furious and expelled the student from the room.
On his way out of the classroom, the student still had the audacity to correct the furious teacher:
“You asked me how many kidneys‘ we have. ” ‘We have four: two of mine and two of yours. ‘We have’ is an expression used for the plural.
And that’s the difference between knowledge and understanding
Life demands much more understanding than knowledge. Sometimes people, because they have a little more knowledge or ‘believe’ that they have it, feel they have the right to underestimate others.