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So my comment 'chat' with Kelly got me to thinking...Why is it that there are a plethora of martial art dojos/schools in such vast quantities, but there are very few physical_permanent_places which teach the 'laymen' healing. Y'know the kind of place one could go to for a weekend seminar, like we have 'self-defense' seminars for those who want a quick learn. Okay, so we have little CPR and First Aid classes from time to time. So that's taken care of, but what about the equivalent of the dojo? What about a place that will teach a certain theme for a week that will cover, I don't know fractures and splinting, then the next week it's sucking chest wounds. And people would come and train for an hour and reflect on the philosohy behind saving a life? What if many of us had the same knowledge base as a paramedic, and some of us had the knowledge base of a Mobile Intensive Care Nurse, still slightly fewer had the knowledge base of a physician or 'non-traditional' equivalent? What if there were dojos for those who would learn how to counsel and facilitate psychological healing?
I project and assume that many of us would think such a thing is silly or pipe-dreamy, but the next question I would want to ask is why do we see learning how to use a sword (or insert anachronism here)as not silly? Why do we spend so much time training for a fight that may never come? Why do less of us (as a total populous) volunteer for the benefit of our fellows as an adendum to our training on how to injure/control/dominate our fellows?