It seems men are only learning First Aid or CPR because they have to – a compulsory work or study requirement, for example. However, just like learning martial arts to protect your family or loved ones and even save their life, every man should learn First Aid for the very same reason.
In this short post I give 3 reasons why every man should learn First Aid.
1. Keep Them Alive
As a man one of our core reasons for existing is being protector of our family, loved ones, community and so on. I’m repeating myself here but I think it’s important to get this point across. Knowing what to do when your wife, girlfriend, family, or any one close to you requires medical assistance should be a ‘no-brainer.’ As a father, uncle, mate, co-worker, and active community member I am able to act when someone close to me has had an accident or taken a turn for the worse (read stroke, heart attack, etc).
2. Boost Self- Confidence
This in turn has boosted my self-confidence and self-esteem. One of the core components in becoming a better man is investing yourself, upgrading your life, and having a deep sense of empowerment. Knowing you have the skills to potentially save a life of someone you care for caters for all of the above and then some.
3. Improve Job Prospects
Last but certainly not least is improved job prospects. By law (here in Australia*) every employer must have a least one employee qualified in first aid. Thus, having a First Aid qualification can set you apart from other candidates when applying for a job, and in some cases, land you that promotion. A course is ‘as cheap as chips’ (around 100 bucks or so here Australia), and generally only runs for a day.
The ROI (return on investment) is priceless.
Cari saluti da Melbourne! And as always, thanks for reading
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