There is a Dickinson poem which reads as follows: Originally Posted by Emily Dickinson Water, is taught by thirst.
Land -- by the Oceans passed.
Transport -- by throe --
Peace -- by its battles told --
Love, by Memorial Mold --
Birds, by the Snow. What other things can be learned by lacking?
I learned what life is by witnessing death.
I learned what a conscience was by encountering men who had none.
...Just a thought.
I think how a person really feels they understand something is if they can process it through their dominant function. This is just an idea.
Fi (and Fe?) dominant - If they can feel it, they understand.
Ti-dominant - If they can understand the reasoning, they understand. (?)
Te-dominant - If they can understand how/why it works, they understand. (?)
Si-dominant - If they can recall it, they understand.
Se-dominant - If they can experience it, they understand.