Lack of or diminished awareness can have its roots in just not knowing about it, being trained/conditioned to not pay attention, or simply the lack of desire to know. Whatever the source...the result is the same, ignorance (even though ability may be present or may be developed). One can never understand something that one ignores. Awareness can lead to understanding...in fact, it is its prerequisite...but without any guarantees.
Gosh big feller, aren't you from Texas? were in the heck did you learn to talk like that? you been hanging out in ARP way to long, them there Yankee's are getting to be a bad influence on you.