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The Cambridge dictionary defines this word in two opposing and contradictory terms:
It is “theprocess ofencouraging people to beinterested in” something, such as thework of anorganization and also “theact ofbeginning tofight someone, or aperiod oftime in awar”.
What I see are two figures who are isolated, stuck on what looks like an iceberg with their “heads” bent towards one another. How different is this from being on social media? We come across a post, a tweet, a blog or even a simple photo. How do we engage? Do we lean forward and listen to that unembodied voice, perhaps to learn about a new idea or form new opinions about a topic(even, and perhaps especially, if we had preconceived notions about it)? Or do we lean in and prepare for war, sending missives, memes or mocking witty Gifs, so we can impress our so called “internet friends”? How will you engage on your own little island?