Being conscious of mental models, our beliefs about how things are and why they are as they are, leads to the freedom to be creatively responsive.
This Breakthrough article further explores mental models and the way they influence the way we think, speak, and behave. Here we will focus on the overarching model, meta-model, which sets a foundation for effective living.
Other models focus on specific subjects such as the way people see people on welfare either as lazy cheats or people deserving the support of the more privileged. That model may be related to other models having to do with the role of government, work values, gratitude, generosity, and compassion.