There has been a lot of commentary lately about how we can make Twitter “better”. This is understandable given the noisy mess that the service has become in recent years. It is a sad state of affairs to witness its decline.

For full disclosure, I love Twitter. I own Twitter stock, I’ve been an active Twitter user since July of 2007 (having sent more than 64,000 tweets over the last 11 years, which adds up to more than 15 every single day). I’ve written many Medium posts about Twitter over the years…so this isn’t a hit piece.

But there is…


So many absurd things become normalized over time.

Remember when it was strange that Central Banks did QE? Remember when Crypto Currencies first launched? Remember dial up Internet? When we first got these devices with glass screens with QWERTY keyboards?

Over time we become numb to the strange. Initially we might notice but if everyone else plays along we gradually nod our heads and fall back asleep — people fall in line with the herd.

This type of behavior is the exact reason why we have bubbles in financial markets.

Another related concept is the “career risk” factor in personal…


What a joke the efficient markets hypothesis has become. Following the crisis in 2008, Central Banks worldwide have intentionally interfered in the global financial markets on the order of Trillions for the last decade.

Staring at the above picture is mind boggling. Global Central Banks now hold ~ $20 Trillion in financial assets.

To put this in perspective the entire “Crypto” market capitalization is roughly $300B or 1.5% of the amount held by Central Banks.

It is no wonder that markets worldwide have been propped up by buyers chasing yield of all kinds and markets like Crypto have emerged as…


There was a minute there where it seemed like maybe this Crypto thing was going to end badly. With more than 50% of ICOs failing and CNBC hyping Ripple as it tripled, the Crypto market had seemed to have gone haywire.

It was clear that fraud was rampant and people were pumping and dumping to their hearts content. This might have been fun for some but it was laying a horrendous groundwork for the future of what is an exciting space.

Now that seems to be changing following the recent SEC crackdown. Subpoenas issued to many players. …


There has been a growing movement over the last few years of folks who have begun to recognize the embodiment of the Divine Feminine in various ways across our society. From individuals like Kaia Ra to movements like the Women’s March and #MeToo, there has been an increasing energy and vibrancy around the elevation of Feminine energy and power over the last few years, and this has been an expression of the Divinity among us.

This movement of increasing recognition and embodiment of the Divine Feminine has also materialized on an individual level with men in our generation getting “in…


Two times a day. Twenty minutes each.

Pausing to meditate twice a day for the last few months has been the healthiest decision I’ve made perhaps ever.

It’s hard to describe exactly why Transcendental Meditation (TM for short) has been so important in my life. Perhaps the best way to describe it is TM has helped me to heal myself.

It’s a strange thing to think that your brain can heal yourself (especially when you might not even know you need healing) but I’m pretty sure that’s what has been going on through this process. …


We live in a world with words and images bombarding us in each moment. Especially those of us who plug into services like Twitter and Facebook receive messages almost constantly.

The TV screens and headlines scream ideas and a way of seeing the world that paints many pictures. These words and images are part of a system of ideas that percolate throughout society. The language and thinking exist as a sort of force that self-perpetuates messages through society with an internal logic. People are often merely conduits for these movement of words and ideas. …


There are so many overconfident people in this world. They seem to have it all figured out. Economists are the worst of this glib bunch but they aren’t alone.

So many academic types claim to know. To have a theory about how these things work that confidently summarized why things are the way they are.

These fact-focused know-it-all’s study numbers and statistics. They use logic and reason. They argue with one another in technical language that the ordinary person can’t understand.

Medicine is an inexact science to say the least. Each time I’m in a doctor’s office or hospital I’m…


There is an anonymous troll who annoys the shit out of me. He’ll subtweet me and start arguments and hide behind a fake name with no identity. I’ve fought so often with this loser…

Sometimes I’ll stare at my iPhone scrolling up and down twitter. Falling into rabbit holes. Watching periscope videos of right wing political types critique the tabloid journalism of the left. Or leftist intellectuals smacking down the small-minded right. I’ll click and click and hours will pass…

My wife is very very pregnant with our second child, a boy, and my mom is very very sick.

Being…

David Aron Levine

Believer. www.davealevine.com @davealevine

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