May 27, 2022
Bernardo Toro: “The paradigm of care has the power to repair the past and ensure the future”
A new meeting of Conversations was held, the Cycle led by Gustavo Grobocopatel, which has the presence of the most prominent global leaders on the topics of greatest interest and which can be accessed through the virtual platform MAUÁ of Grupo Los Grobo.

On this occasion, the renowned Colombian philosopher Bernardo Toro, Master in Research and Educational Technologies, with studies in Mathematics and Physics; and one of the founders of AVINA presented his theory on the Paradigm of Care to address the main challenges of post-pandemic Capitalism: to benefit humanity to generate more inclusive, sustainable and fair societies.

“One of the great problems of the human being is to have conscience. Consciousness separates man from nature. Human beings have learned to create conditions to be better in this house that we call earth. The problem today does not lie in the production of these goods, services, values, relationships and environments, but in the accumulation”. Bernardo Toro assured; "We have to produce enough so that everyone's access to them is guaranteed," he added.

When consulted by Grobocopatel, Toro broadly developed his concept of the Paradigm of Care: “Care is not a subject, it is a computer of reality. Since the industrial revolution to this part, the paradigm that has been ordering the economy and political decisions of the West has been that of accumulation, power and success, today represented by communications, social networks, internet and tourism. massive” he exemplified. “They are assets that have given us many positive things, that allow us to achieve this self-awareness, but at the same time we were creating, ourselves, the conditions to disappear from the planet. The paradigm of care, then, has the power to repair the past and ensure the future”.

Toro, who at AVINA has been working for years to develop ties in civil society, to help provide solutions to communities, analyzed: “All accumulation represents fear. The lack of public goods generates fear in certain countries. Care, then, is the concrete way of avoiding damage, pain in others. Each Ministry of any State should apply the Paradigm of Care to establish its policies”. And he added: “If a person, or a single company, has more power than the State, then the possibility of well-being for the whole society is threatened. Large economies in few hands generate great inequity. So, we have to understand: We cannot stop being productive, but we have to generate useful goods, face obsolescence, educate on what are the win-win transactions that produce wealth”.

The meeting took place through the virtual platform MAUÁ of Grupo Los Grobo, last Thursday, May 26 in the afternoon and is now available:

Toro, who has also worked as a consultant for UNICEF, the World Bank and the IDB for Latin America, in the areas of Education, Communication and Social Mobilization, is the fourth referent of this cycle that in previous editions, already had the presence highlights of the economist and politician Enrique Iglesias, the academic Juan Enriquez; and the economist and professor Ricardo Hausmann.

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