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I Am Left Handed

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    I am dominantly left-handed.

    I can do a lot of things with my left hand. I can do some things with both my left hand and my right hand and there are a few things I can do with my right hand that I do not do with my left hand. It truly is amazing the physical abilities our human bodies have. I have been...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F May 10

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    People ask me how I write with my left hand.

    ..lol how do you write with your right hand?!?!!
    MacabreCannibal MacabreCannibal 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Lefty since birth. The way I use spoon

    and fork, my hand position in writing etc. except for the mouse. Being lefty is my asset. :)
    smjuap21 smjuap21 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    autumnwinds20 autumnwinds20 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 4

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    Being born a lefty is cool

    because we use our right hemisphere more often (I.e music, emotions, creative). Although we're more prone to injury and death earlier. Love being a lefty!
    ElSavior1993 ElSavior1993 18-21, M 4 Responses Feb 24

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    jemdl21 jemdl21 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    My twin sister is right handed.

    That makes us "mirror" twins. In some places around the world, it not acceptable to be left handed and I have had complete strangers move things from my left hand to my right. This action was always followed by a frown or a smile depending on the person. I always smiled and...
    SweetMae SweetMae 56-60, F 5 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    If you read my other story on May 7th,

    you know that this was actually news to me then! My writing is better than ever now, and I can finally get food at buffets without spilling all over the place! All because I know now that I'm not right handed.
    33person 33person 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS I AM NOT ALONE!

    ! I swear i always was the only left handed kid in class. in my family. ,_, omg left handed tribe.. brothers.. sisters... *Group hugs* I felt so lost and now im home
    1Lostcause 1Lostcause 16-17, T 2 Responses Jul 30

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    Lefty Chick

    I was born left-handed and as a child I HATED it. None of my classmates in school were left-handed, except the girl who kept bullying me. I hated having something in common with her. Using scissors was very hard because there were no left-handed scissors at my school, so I just...
    EmylovesBen EmylovesBen 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 27, 2012

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    Left handed and proud.

    Chicken scratch and all. <3
    smallz23 smallz23 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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    I Love Being Left Handed

    I love being a "South Paw."  I like the fact that I can still drive my car and have my hand on the gear shift while still be able to hold hands while driving down the road.  It allows me to bat left handed. Interestingly, the last great loves of my...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 23 Responses Apr 14, 2008

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    As a left handed female whos parents are

    both right handed I feel proud. Men are two times more likely to be left handed then women and two right handed couples only have a 2% chance of having a left handed kid while two lefty's only have a 50% chance. I am unique and damn proud of it. :)
    ImMatthewsGirl ImMatthewsGirl 18-21, F 3 Responses May 30

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    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 6 Responses May 7

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    This is kind of (well,

    actually, very) weird, but I recently discovered that I'm left handed. All my life, I have written with my right hand and have had poor handwriting. Writing also seemed to be the only thing I wasn't doing with my left hand, but I missed all those hints. The other day, I tried...
    33person 33person 18-21, M 3 Responses May 7

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    Awh I thought I was the only one lol I like

    being left handed. Everyone thinks it's cool. And people are jealous cause I write so good!
    ForeverYoung09 ForeverYoung09 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 2

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    I'm A Lefty But Do Sports Right Handed.

    I've always been left handed it is annoying I admit. Sitting next to people in school right handed bumping into each other. I can be the only lefty in my class it's so odd. Makes me feel special is that weird?? I do catering and everyone says " I can't watch left handed people...
    lela201465 lela201465 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    Apparently people who are left handed are

    better at drawing. I don't know if that's true...
    YimYam YimYam 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 26

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    Yet when I was in primary school,

    my teachers, for about three years, tried to get me to right like the other 90% of this world. Unluckily for them, I was stubborn enough to continue being a leftie. Unluckily for me... INK STAINS. Gah.
    Lakanthian Lakanthian 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 14

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    The world is not made

    for us lefty's! Writing on a paper pad with an ink pen leads to disaster of the smudging kind and a dirty inky splodge on the outside of your palm leading from the pinky down to your wrist. Such a cruel world! Also back when you were at Primary school (or Elementary school to...
    tartanhero tartanhero 26-30, M 8 Responses Jun 28

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    I am the only one I'm my family who's left

    handed. And it's cool being different ;)
    CSCE720 CSCE720 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 3

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    FlyingPaperPlanes FlyingPaperPlanes 13-15, F 4 Responses Jun 3

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    Ya Lefties

    I am a proud lefty. I play most sports left but for some reason in soccer I kick with my right lol. It annoys me so horribly when people tell me "haha cavemen were always right handed because the used to wipe their butts with their left hands" and stuff or "lefties are the work...
    kate2000 kate2000 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 12, 2013

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    I do everything with my left hand except use

    scissors the scissors just won't cut when i do it with my left hand idk why.
    pinksteam pinksteam 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 3

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    And proud to be! I believe about 11% of the

    world's population is. Even though right handers dominate us, we are much more awesome. I just wish more utensils and things were made to accommodate us.
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 13

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    ottolost ottolost 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 15

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    my body rises at 3 AM,

    for lack of a clear headI sit curled, knees to my chest at the edge of the bedmy eyes strain through dreamy darkness, thoughts of you still stir in my consciousnessthe moon is sad tonight, like my heart... alone without youthe side of my hand inked with night-time wordsfrom...
    ashtonn40 ashtonn40 36-40, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I really want to learn violin

    but there are hardly any violins for south paw especially in my size :( Guess I'll never be able to play violin.
    Brokenhurricane Brokenhurricane 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I learned to write sideways

    because I like writing in notepads and blank books. That's not so easy when they all open from right to left, until you get in the habit of writing sideways. It also avoids getting ink on the side of your hand from writing left to right. If I were in an Arabic lingua franca...
    hazelwoodd hazelwoodd 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    Too bad there is not more options

    for south-paws but I did find a left handed phone!
    arrowcreek82 arrowcreek82 31-35, M May 12

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    Lefties Are Best !

    I am left handed. I am the only lefty in my family and I like it that way. When I was growing up , I had to sit in those old wooden desks that had the arms built into the desk. I never got a left handed desk and the rare times I had one, it felt awkward and I returned to a...
    DallasCowboysFan DallasCowboysFan 51-55, M 6 Responses May 27, 2013

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    Someday, we, left-handed people,

    shall end the discrimination, dominate this world and rewrite history as we like! Mark my words, we have already started.
    Ansonicchi Ansonicchi 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 15

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    Being left-handed has

    both pros and cons. What I enjoy is being different from many. I like being called "lefty" on my sport teams. But that also comes with many limits, such as not being able to play a certain spot because it is not meant for us. I hate when I write and I smudge my paper because my...
    Simplymarissa Simplymarissa 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    Lefty for life! I love being left-handed.

    It is always fun deviating from the norm in sports because I have to do footwork differently. It is also amusing when people I have known for years go, "You're left-handed?!?!"
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 29

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    The awesome feeling you get from writing

    so neatly until it starts to smudge -_- Joys of a lefty. Loud and proud though! :)
    awokensheepislittlebopeep awokensheepislittlebopeep 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Jambiana Jambiana 13-15, F May 14

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    I think being left handed is sooo cool!

    Especially the fact left handed is more rare than right handed! I'm the only one left handed in my family! How cool is that?
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 24 Responses Jun 26

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    Benni5 Benni5 18-21, F 19 Responses Aug 8

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    I have always written left handed.

    I eat left handed. All sports are played right handed. I use the computer mouse left handed, and if I am swinging a hammer I can switch to whichever hand is suited better for my position. Basically I guess I am ambidextrous. I still feel more left than right when it comes to...
    flipper823 flipper823 46-50, M 1 Response May 14

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    My teachers always laugh at my scissor using

    and also there is the thing when you write for example an essay and when you're done you realise you've completely smudged it with you hand..
    alpaqqa alpaqqa 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Yeah i m left handed ,

    i love this ,i m the only member in my family who is left handed and none of my friends are left handed which feels unique haha
    Dreck007 Dreck007 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 1

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    I remember when I was in elementary school.

    .. Some kids teased me saying the left hand was the hand of the Devil. Ah ha ha ha! They would say I was a demon or damned. They would try to make me become a right handed, but hell, you've got to admit that a right handed has such a hard technique to hold the pencil in their...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 28 Responses a week ago

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    Not much to say. I'm the only left handed

    person in my family (nuclear and extended) and I'm the only one in my friend group too..... And I love being left handed. Paul McCartney is one of my favourite celebrities and he's left handed but didn't know about him until forth grade..... So I have no clue how I became a...
    LucylovesBeatles LucylovesBeatles 13-15, F Jun 1

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    I only write with my right hand.

    Do everything with my left-handed. I'm a bit unusual friendly person. Sometimes, I will write backward with my left hand too. I don't remembered who taught me do that in South Vietnam (era late1960s-1973). Have no memories being adopted to Canada (BC) as a young child. Was...
    cats8 cats8 46-50, F 22 hrs ago

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    Southpaw, creative, but I have a mean right

    hook - unfortunately I can't pick it up because I'm left handed.
    DoubleEdged DoubleEdged 26-30, M May 23

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    I Am A Left Handed..

    haha...people say left handed's are smart but will meet death fast..well..its up to u how u decide ur life..^^
    midniteplayer midniteplayer 18-21, M 5 Responses Jan 19, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Oh dear: More than 2500 left handed people are killed each year due to using right handed products. That bodes well for all us lefties, huh?
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Are we really just 10% of the population??? Now I feel awfully special! Mostly I'm left handed, with certain things I can do right handed, these don't translate well however.. xD
    MissxSioux MissxSioux 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    "Approximately 2,500 left handed people die a year as a result of using equipment designed for right handed people." Well, then..... O-O
    BookWonderer BookWonderer 13-15, F Jul 29

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    Hooray for being left-handed.
    Hyacinthas Hyacinthas 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Apparently left handed people tend to be more artistic and of higher average intelligence than right handers. There's probably a killer punchline to that too but hey.... can't...
    Riffster Riffster 51-55, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate sitting to the right of a right handed person when eating. I always end up bumping elbows -_-
    matteo95 matteo95 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 29

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    God created everyone right handed...but the really talented ones overcome it. :-)
    classyandhung classyandhung 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 2