You may not be aware that you are applying knowledge and that is the knowledge in which you are applying.
The knowledge of unawareness.
There are many of us that lack the knowledge of Self therefore applying the lack of knowledge of Self to all areas of life.
It's time to hop into the driver seat of your experience of this existence.
We must become aware of the Self and the current position of the Self, meaning: You must possess an understanding of who you are, where you are, and how you got there.
Those three components allow deeper analysis of your current situation and how you will move forward into future situations. Simply put, you gain a better sense of "control".
Acknowledging your Self and all of its pros and cons. Acknowledging the space in which your Self dwells (physically, mentally, emotionally, etc) and all of its pros and cons. With that information at your disposal, how will you continue to proceed?
Life is full of options/choices. Always find a way to align your Self to come out "on top".