Los Grobo in the Media

April 29, 2020
Time to conjugate in the plural
By Gustavo Grobocopatel. The capitalist system needed corrections and rectifications. It is to be hoped that the times to come will encourage progress with equity.

I prefer hope, I don't mean it by an empty denier or idealist, I feel that way because I think it stimulates the best of us. Overflowing with information, and different points of view about how the next day will be, I prefer a broad, flexible, ambiguous analysis with multiple perspectives. The analysis that thinks a dynamic with tensions, more apt to understand the complexity and the possible ways out in a network society.

Will the globalization process deepen or will there be a setback? Will the tension between the global and the local, and between diversification and specialization, be sustained ?; capitalism will regenerate itself more strongly as it has happened on other occasions or will there be transformations that will mark it forever ?; the culture, beliefs and values ​​of societies will shape different kinds of capitalism ?; will we live in different democracies with new hierarchies? How will the new balance of powers and control mechanisms of society be structured and to what extent will networks be sovereign ?; Will the political class have a new opportunity against a more elusive and demanding society ?; the role of state will be resignified with more professional bureaucracies ?; technology will impact more deeply and with greater speed on our way of living and doing things, on our culture ?.

Managing tensions consists of sustaining them alive, from them will come creative, innovative solutions that allow projecting and building the future without being anchored to the past. After seeing, in the last decades, the evolution of several cases such as those of China, Korea or Finland, I tend to think that we can get there faster than we think to solve the problems that torment us today. We will have to learn and adapt: ​​could we create a "Creole Dengismo" ?, a Scandinavian social organization in the Latin way ?, a Scandinavian state ?. Let's explore without prejudice what we can learn from those who had good results.

It is probable that the megatrends observed in recent years will not change, moreover, it may be the time of an acceleration of the same with greater awareness or a different awareness. Probably the purpose is sought with greater commitment, some processes are modified, their dynamics, their weighting and occurrence are in different segments and geographies.

We will live through the challenges that in the prepandemia were exposed on “the common house”: the environment, integration from the diversity of the native peoples, global warming, water; with the technological convergence that transforms our way of living, of relating to others, of working, of organizing ourselves.
However, I believe that the success of this process will be closely linked to the capacity of society to focus on how we improve our systems and organizational structures so that they are based more on man and his purpose, that he does not expel and that he integrates.

The capitalist system needed corrections and rectifications. It is to be hoped that the coming times will encourage progress with equity and contemplate the interest of each and everyone, where we live in harmony with nature and put capital and work at the service of collective progress.

Marina Silva liked to play with the idea of ​​creating "Sustainability". Many times the words help to describe and guide the transformations.

The economic collapse will surely affect Everyone, even more so the poorest of the poorest regions.

However, I have the feeling that progress will follow its own dynamics, in the segments and regions that adapt more quickly to the world to come. It is a moment of tension, between the immediate resolution of distressing problems, and reflection on what has been learned and how to rebuild ourselves. Both agendas overlap and sustain creative tension. In our collective capacity to live that tension will be the possibility of realizing our purpose.

It is very likely that progress is linked to the tendency to develop a more global and interdependent world, now with the urgent need to create national and supranational ties and institutions more involved in human development.

This world will require the creation of high-quality public goods, such as personalized medicine, information systems that allow faster and more accurate measures to be taken and move forward with that ideal of how to overcome death.

It is already remarkable that we need a new way of educating and learning, of not only transferring knowledge but developing skills, a school that goes beyond the limits of its walls and makes us students for life, and teachers who learn by teaching or accompanying the the process of "enlightenment" that gives knowledge.

The post pandemic will also accelerate the trends to virtual links, shared services, facilitation of access, robotization, not only from the exclusive logic of competitiveness but also from integration.

In this context, society will need more and better entrepreneurs, the leaders of porous organizations, those who make public policies from the private sector, those who radiate enthusiasm and an entrepreneurial spirit, those who are willing to fight for their ideals, with generosity, without restrictions and the greatest commitment, those who are willing to empathize with society beyond their interest group.

Progress, thought from the place and worldview of each one, requires fighting against the virus and also fighting against internal demons. The challenge is not only personal, it is especially collective. Listening to us, meeting us, does not have as its main purpose to overcome the crack or coexist, it is to build a future together, a common feat, sublimated when we achieve a renewed and hopeful "We".

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