Social Intelligence, Collective Indole and Other Sores
Guto Maia *

08/29/2020 (Read in Portuguese)

In six months of compulsory confinement, we were able to revisit classic theoretical studies and talk to people about the future of our human condition as Brazilians, based on the chaos that ensued. The ideological bias of a discussion based on a global health crisis, showed unimaginable temperaments, characters, natures and dark intentions.

This essay brings the Durkheimian evolutionary positivist theories and the concept of Anomia, Social Fact, Suicide (altruistic, selfish, anomic), and Organic / Mechanical Solidarity; can they help build the next steps, after Brazil gets rid of the pandemic and the cynical attitude of some politicians, if it will be possible, at least one of the two?



Analyze collective social behavior acting on the segment of people with disabilities, the elderly and the vulnerable.


1. Why in celebrations does the collective nature show itself to be complicit, affectionate and proud, and in cases of imminent risk, attitudes are not always supportive, there are boycotts, many cower, and some are extremely selfish and aggressive?


2. How is a group able to change its behavior (sometimes in an unrecognizable way), in the face of unforeseen extreme situations of great fear, stress, catastrophe, serious accidents and uncontrollable events such as a pandemic?



Honest managers. 

With the pandemic, more than ever it became evident how much we would need honest managers. 

Especially us, fathers, mothers, teachers, family and friends of people with intellectual, physical, sensory, elderly and socially vulnerable disabilities. 

We depend on honest managers. 

We succumbed in environments of aggressive competition, wild disputes, because we don't have enough "expertise" to survive in dishonest environments. 


Topics for reflection: 

  • How can Brazil prepare to serve 97 million elderly people in 2050?
  • Can constant contact with the corruption virus make us immune to it?
  • To what extent does a people's organizational capacity depend on its public managers?
  • How will the Brazilian people reinvent themselves, if our main virtue has always been to promote agglomeration?
  • Our population in 2050 will be 238 million. What technological advancement will we achieve in 2050, which we still don't access today?
  • How many pandemics will we have in the next 30 years?
  • Could human intelligence be more committed to valuing justice in the coming years?
  • Will state interventionism increase or decrease by 2050?
  • Will public policies regulate themselves over the next 30 years?
  • Will political forces cease to privilege corporate interests?
  • Do progressive, moderate and conservative political regimes tend to look alike, due to widespread corruption?
  • What to do so that the ethics and basic values ​​of human respect have a consensual collective reading. It's possible?
  • How will diversity be absorbed by society in the next three decades?
  • Will new islands of parallel power be created with a violent vocation?
  • Will racial conflicts be exacerbated?
  • Will the new family compositions contribute to the fight against gender discrimination?
  • Will domestic violence increase or not in the next few years until 2050?
  • Will armed conflicts become more and more common?
  • Which professions will be absolutely obsolete in 30 years?
  • Which ones are still essential?
  • What will be the role of religiosity in the coming decades?


Marcações: #CienciasSociais, #Comte, #Durkhein

Termos relacionados: dilemas, pandemia, covid-19, paradoxos, contradições, conflitos, contradições, distensões ético-políticas, ensaio, estudo, teoria, pesquisa, produção científica, método, prevalência, identidade, pertencimento, metodização, ambidestrismo intelectual, imersão acadêmica,  psicossocial, multidisciplinar, interdisciplinar, inteligência social coletiva, organização do tempo, anomia, anômico, anômalo, instrumentos teórico-conceituais,


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*Guto Maia - José Augusto Maia Baptista

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