Happy Lefthander's Day
August 13th is celebrated as Lefthander's Day!
I am left-handed and proudly so! I know that I really had nothing to do with it, since it's decided for me through genetics, but I have always loved being part of this small club. We have consistently been roughly 10-13% of the population throughout history.
In our exclusive club, have been many great sport stars: Sandy Koufax, Martina Navratilova, Rod Laver, Pele, Babe Ruth.
And don't forget historic figures like: Neil Armstrong, Albert Einstein, Winston Churchill, Leonardo Di Vinci, Julius Cesar, Helen Keller, The Queen Mother and Barack Obama.
Left handed actors: Sly Stallone, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise to name a few.
Musicians: Sir Paul McCartney, Judy Garland, Kurt Cobain and Sting.
A fact that left-handers love to claim is that since we use the right side of their brain more we are more inclined towards art and creativity. We also argue that Left-handed people are known to be smarter than right-handed people! (Fellow lefties will agree with me on this point!)
Left-handers have not always been celebrated. Since there are so flew represented at large in the population, many have been viewed with suspicion and persecuted across history. My father was changed from lefty to right in school in the 1930's.
We lefties live in a right-handed world, so we have made our own scissors! We have been scolded when our school papers are smeared because our left hand drags across the pencil and ink marks when writing.
But we fight ON! Here's to the group that is different! We may not be as common, but have made our mark on the world in so many ways!
Happy Lefthander's Day to my fellow lefties!