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  1. Very good post, Bob. This had made me think of a recent ‘road rage’ incident where a 79 year old man was repeatedly stabbed and died. I read that this was not only devastating to the family (especially as he had just been given the all clear of cancer) but that the witnesses were traumatised.

    • Thanks Sonya, I appreciate the feedback. Yes, that kind of tragic event is traumatising for many reasons. Visualisation can occur, the sense of obvious injustice, and the sheer ‘unexpectedness’ of the act!
      It is often not the known that traumatises us, rather the unknown and unexpected. One reason why paramedics and others do what they do because we used to go to work ‘expecting’ anything!
      In fact, after a while in service, the more bizarre the better, such is the conditioning!

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