Praxis … Lots of organization/association activity this week. Gave a talk for Reveille today. We have our Houston Netsquared meetup tonight. And our team just finished implementing Tendenci behind the RefreshHouston site (awesome design by Kelsey!)
Praxis is a complex activity by which individuals
create culture and society, and become critically conscious human
beings. Praxis comprises a cycle of action-reflection-action which is
central to liberatory education. Characteristics of praxis include
self-determination (as opposed to coercion), intentionality (as opposed
to reaction), creativity (as opposed to homogeneity), and rationality
(as opposed to chance).
Emphasis added by me. Building a social network requires praxis. As the definition states, this is a complex activity. It is tough to create an organization in a physical area like Houston, never mind watching clients like the National Pharmacy Technician Association build a virtual community of like minded pharmacy techs.
So to modify a line from The Road Less Traveled, Praxis is difficult.