I think the basic mental models are Goals, Steps, Questions and Pauses.
If humans impact life on Earth, humans must think better how they act. What basic mental models are useful for every human?
If thinking needs time, maybe the quality and speed of insight depends on the activity during breaks? What kind of breaks then optimise for insightful thinking?
Thoughts fuel our bodies.
Some steps are more useful than others. Walking will bring me to a local shop. Using Internet will bring me to the world. But I enjoy thinking about the world when I’m walking.
My mind is off before I walk.
Zoom in and zoom out. Everything is a system. But how to create a tiny one?
Maybe drive an inspiration from a city or a car.
Kai galvoju ir galvoju ir galvoju užkemšu galvą taip pat kaip kad nenutrūkstami srautai maisto užkemša mano žarnas. Artėja Gruodis.
Translating observations from one language to another is a mental challenge. A journey of understanding. Too.
One can devote their life to questioning, doing and then look back to realise “I was wrong”. A sound of a meaning of life.
Observing the World is not noticing Problems to fix, but rather noticing the Beauty, both the aesthetics and the function.
Problems breed ideas, sure, but also cary an emotion. While the Beauty also breeds ideas, and caries a different kind of emotion.
Emotion matters because it inspires behaviour.
The world is so uncertain these days. I think someone else’s thought and reply in my mind – was it ever certain?
I notice how I enjoy questions. So many friendships have started this way. But there’s more to that.
Questions to me work as a safety bubble. A way to trust the world, because I trust myself. What other tool gives a lasting trust if not a simple act of turning a problem into a question, and then looking for information, doing projects to try things out and find your answers.
Here I mentioned a tip. Did you notice?