For many people the idea of Do-Ocracy seems obvious but unfamiliar. When we participate in most social dynamics, we grow accustomed to a passive process that teaches us that there is an establishment to complain to, who then responds to those complaints. This is NOT do-ocracy.
With Do-Ocracy, if you see something that needs doing, you do it, rather then looking for someone to complain to. If you feel confident that something should happen, you look for the resources, you talk to the people around you to see if anyone else shares that interest or is doing the same thing. You DO it rather then sit around and TALK about it.
- Yes, planning makes sense.
- Yes, preparation is important.
- Yes, asking for help is valid.
But in Do-Ocracy if you see a void, you fill it rather then just sitting around endlessly talking about it, and waiting for someone else to do it.
Through do-ocracy the person who does the work, makes it happen, and probably then knows what needs to be done.
An easy example is:
You go camping with a bunch of people. You think people would enjoy the experience more if there were a camp fire. So, you gather wood and build a fire. You don’t stand around talking about how nice a fire might feel, or go find the organizer of the event and ask them to build a fire for you, or stand around complaining how cold it is and why “this sucks”, passive aggressively prodding everyone else around you to take responsibility for your experience.
You just check in with the right people and DO something about it.
It is OK, to ask where a fire can be placed, or if there are any fire bans, or ask for advice from a more experienced fire builder. Other then checking in to see if a spot is being used, or that there is a safe place to build a fire and “Just Fucking Do It!”
By actively participating in Do-Ocracy you will empower yourself to climb Maslow’s Pyramid to your own sense of Self and Creative Self-Exploration.