In this YouTube video, Macario Schettino delivers a master lecture on the topic of uncertainty in the world and Mexico, highlighting various aspects and challenges associated with it. He discusses the inclination towards focusing on threats rather than opportunities due to our evolutionary instincts. Schettino identifies four sources of uncertainty: understanding existence, knowing what is right to do, and what one should do, and emphasizes the need to differentiate between them. He also delves into the role of storytelling and narratives in addressing societal problems, the impact of cognitive dissonance and information overload, and the historical patterns of societal changes and conflicts. Additionally, Schettino touches on wealth accumulation, decision-making processes, and political landscapes in Mexico, expressing concerns about the current government's decisions, investment decline, and potential negative future consequences. He concludes by highlighting the importance of addressing anxiety and uncertainty, as well as implementing effective projects and solutions in Mexico.
Macario Schettino discusses three philosophical schools that can help us navigate uncertain times in his "La Incertidumbre en el Mundo y el México" conference. The first school emphasizes accepting the impermanence of everything and practicing serenity and patience. The Stoics, belonging to the second school, advise us to focus on our immediate environment and not worry about things beyond our control. The Epicureans, in the third school, propose embracing uncertainty and being flexible to adapt to a changing world. Schettino highlights that we have the power to choose our attitude towards the present moment and suggests that these philosophical perspectives can offer valuable guidance. Ultimately, he encourages us to view uncertainty as an opportunity for creativity and growth rather than a source of anxiety.