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dragon energy

[drag-uh n en-er-jee]

What does dragon energy mean?

Dragon energy is technically a metaphor used in Taoist magic to express an essence of creation or power.

Kanye West took this metaphor and used it for his own personal gain on Twitter recently, redefining it to mean someone who is a natural leader with instincts and foresight.

Related words:

  • Kanye
  • Trump
  • Twitter
  • Daenerys Targaryen
  • dragon emoji

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Where does dragon energy come from?

It’s possible that the words dragon energy originated in taoism, a philosophical system evolved by Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu advocating a life of complete simplicity and naturalness and of noninterference with the course of natural events ... in order to gain a happy existence in harmony with the Tao.

According to Tin Yat Dragon, a website about Taoism and Taoist magic, dragon energy is a metaphor used in Taoist magic. Dragons, mythical fire-breathing creatures, are commonly seen in Taoism, and their energy is considered by some to be “the essence of creation,” and “power of everything in nature.”

The term dragon energy has since been popularized by rapper Kanye West, who first shared the phrase on Twitter on April 24th, 2018.

He later used the phrase to refer to himself and President Donald Trump.

Who uses dragon energy?

Although he was not the first to use the words dragon and energy together, West’s usage helped pushed the phrase into social-media popularity, where it’s used by people in jokes about West and in place of the word energy itself. For example, someone might say they’re really low on dragon energy today.

For example

Dragon Energy sounds like a shitty caffeine drink I would have paired with Popov vodka when I was 20

@WhitneyCummings, April, 2018

Is dragon energy comparable to Charlie sheen's tiger blood?

@StacieKantar, April, 2018

Still wondering how one obtains "Dragon Energy"?

@briton_bond, May, 2018

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