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Yes, you're right. I just wanted to point that out. Also, I think you are right about the Bible--that is, it may not have even been written with the intended purpose to ever be taken literally (i.e. as written), but rather as (mostly) fictional stories that reveal deeper truths as is the case with most literature.
As you likely know, I am very skeptical of any claims to the existence of Chi as a real phenomena--as it is discussed in traditional martial arts. Now, that doesn't mean I do not think those who developed the concept were not on to something--they were. However, as I see it, it is not 'Chi', but how our body internally functions that they were discovering.
There are many techniques in DBZ where the fighter is 'center their Chi' when powering up, that IRL, would also work well--though for different reasons. For instance, static & dynamic tension is a phenomenal technique often depicted in the show, which most gym-goers do not use nor understand. Some do, as I have seen Michael Jai White (the actor/martial artist) use it properly before, however it is often overlooked. There is a lot more to this effect in the show (and traditional martial arts style/training/wisdom), however it is often overlooked or even mocked by stupid, ignorant people.
I agree with what you are saying--and yes, there is often a lot of wisdom from ancient people that is often dismissed (foolishly), due to the superficial packaging of it. As for electricity in relation to Chi, I think you are correct. Actually, we know now that the true source of peoples strength, speed, power, etc. is coming from their nervous system--not their muscles. People already have the potential for extreme strength, etc., however their joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, etc. are ill-equipped to keep up. That is why under extreme circumstances people are capable of 'super-human' feets of strength (actually, there is nothing 'super-human' about it--people just do not know how to train up to it and control it properly) however afterword they are often seriously injured; e.g. shoulder popped out, torn ligaments, muscles, etc.
This is also why people tend to have serious misconceptions about a one-to-one match up with peoples musculature and functional power/athletic ability. Many 'gym-rat' guys are very confused on this front--as they keep training their muscles while neglected to seriously train their nervous system; which is the true source of their strength (or lack thereof). Anyone familiar with martial arts, gymnastics, calisthentics, etc. would understand this on some level. Look at what chicks can do with gymnastics and no real muscular development. Or martial arts guys who look 'normal' but nonetheless are athletically impressive and posses high functional strength. Again, Callisthenic athletes are a good example of this.
I am on a College Campus currently, and I generally agree with what you say. I know these kids, and (most) of their 'troubles' are imaginary in nature--unlike AA which is geared toward an actual issue that they actually attempt to solve, together. I am simply pointing out that the idea of 'support networks' and 'safe spaces' under their original, intended purpose (e.g. AA, drug rehab, etc.) makes perfect sense and is quite helpful. The problem with what the kids and/or neo-Marxists are doing is distorting the notion beyond absurdity and demanding it be taken seriously.
I submitted my position posts ago--that is, I agree that (overwhelmingly) College Leftists are acting as Concept Creeps and extending the idea of 'safe spaces' and 'support networks' beyond their actual usefulness to a point that is (often) absurd or even dangerous. However, the idea of 'support networks' and 'safe spaces' when used properly (their original intended purpose; e.g. Alcoholics Anonymous, or even tight/true friendships) is very much valid and helpful.
Yeah--that's wrong. Having a network of support is tactically sensible just as having true friends in life is. Now, it often works out in real life that true friends are hard to come by and your network of support runs thin to non-existent, in which case you must be prepared for that. However, that hardly diminishes the positive value of friends and support teams--just that you need to have an awareness that may not be available to you if/when an issue arises.
Selfish/self-absorbed people fail to realize they are making life much more difficult on themselves and others than it has to be as they necessarily have everything function in 1 stick units rather than band up when appropriate. Ultimately, there are ways in which we have to be individuals and ways in which we should function in teams in order to optimally accomplish tasks.