- Engagement. The sustained connection felt with a thing outside oneself.
- Connection. An attachment of meaning, purpose, or belonging outside oneself.
- Participation. The self-driven investment of personal energy in a thing outside of oneself.
- Attendance. The act of arriving to a thing outside oneself.
Since creating this I have come to define engagement a bit differently, instead focusing on the sustained connection; whether its within or outside oneself is irrelevant. Personal engagement is wholly necessary before successful social, school, community, or civic engagement. All are necessary for universal engagement.
But in the meantime, this provides a simple introduction to the terms of engagement. What do you think?