Reader Demyx has recently begun taking martial arts classes and enjoys them… but there’s one problem:
The problem is that they’re constantly talking about “chi energy” and other pseudoscience stuff. This really bothers me. I mean, martial arts has actual health benefits (at least in the sense that I’m getting some exercise, if nothing else) so why do they constantly need to frame it in terms of magical thinking?
Am I being oversensitive? Is there any way to do martial arts without having to pretend to believe in pseudoscience?
Any advice for Demyx?
Have any of you encountered the same issue and found a way to deal with it?
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