Do you also have a lot of unshared thoughts? Are you in the mood for something new? Are you creative? Do you also wonder what the thought patterns of people with views similar or opposite to yours look like? Then the D.O.C.I.S. Book Club might be something for you. I hope that you have been thinking of becoming a member.
This article explains what you can expect as a member of the D.O.C.I.S. Book Club and what The D.O.C.i.S. Book Club Alliance stands for. It is written with the utmost transparency, hoping that that will spark your excitement about becoming a member. Though it may also have the opposite effect… Either way, you will be well-informed after reading this. 🙂
The D.O.C.I.S. Book Club really is not a regular book club. Mainly because the books themselves are not our focus. They only serve as a medium. We will be doing something revolutionary.
You know the way books are traditionally discussed. “What does this passage resemble?” Or “What did the author mean by this?”And then endless discussions follow, focused on “what the experts say”, citations are thrown back and forth for proof, et cetera, et cetera… We are not that book club.
A debate about what the one right interpretation of book or text is, will not get us far. There is never just one universally correct interpretation, because everyone perceives from his or her own unique perspective. The D.O.C.I.S. Book Club will not persuade you into a view you cannot identify yourself with.
“Did reading this book lead to any insights in your own life?” “How do you interpret this passage?” “Why?” That will be our focus. A very pure form of self-reflection. Not only to create a safe haven where you can sit back and think of yourself in peace, occasionally disregarding all that society demands from you.
An interpretation that may seem obvious to one or even to a large group of people, can be surprising to someone else. The D.O.C.I.S. Book Club embraces thinking differently. We will examine various perspectives. It is fun and important to learn how other perspectives are built up. Those insights we can use to think of alternative ways to improve and govern a society. 🙂 You will be 100% encouraged to unveil your intelligence in a context where your creativity has no boundaries.
You can expect an environment in which you can be yourself. What you share will be pondered with respect and serious interest. Your horizon will be broadened. The D.O.C.I.S. Book Club is a genuine asset to your life.
I hope I have been obvious enough about this: the Book Club is part of my Stratagem. To provoke the discussions others are trying to avoid. Because yes, interpretation is anything but universal. The D.O.C.I.S. Book Club is friendly terrain for alternative views. It will be our strength.
The way we will discuss our quarterly themes is very practical. When we compare our reflections of self, we will list our similarities and differences. To have our own definition of what ceteris paribus is. We can use that to develop a completely new system. 🙂
And it does not stop there. As a member of The D.O.C.I.S. Book Club, you can make your voice count in many different ways. From writing articles for The Fangs to (with a compensation) having a say in the business operations of D.O.C.I.S. International. And every member may co-decide by voting. What direction would you like us to head towards?
The D.O.C.I.S. Book Club Alliance Agreement is not as binding as it sounds. It means that you may publish anything you want, here, if it is your composition. That you may start a debate against someone if you find that what he or she has published is wrong. That you have voting rights and the right to participate in D.O.C.I.S. elections (but that, if you are participating, you may not vote for yourself (for candidates are never rivals)). That you may leave the Book Club whenever you want, though we rather have you stay with us. And most of all that we treat our fellow Book Club members with respect.
You are very welcome to become part of D.O.C.I.S. International I hope you will sign up.