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I Am Left Handed

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    I worked as a Christmas casual last year in

    manufacturing and I was one of three lefties in the entire factory. I think it's cool being a lefty over all but it caused quite a few problems as I was unable to perform my duties efficiently. I was suppose to stick tiny labels on the sides, tops, backs and bottoms of jars. If...
    heyitsabike heyitsabike 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 19

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    Should I Feel Special ?

    Well I do ... Lol :) I am not backwards , just special ....
    Suzi504 Suzi504 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    I Am Lefty!

    This is one of the reasons why I am unique. We are four in the family and I am the only one who is left-handed. It may sound strange if we are to base the basic principles of genetics. But mind you, my grandfather is a lefty so nothing to worry about. :)During my childhood years...
    md08 md08 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 30, 2011

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    I Am Left Handed

    Left handers are the chosen ones !
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 14, 2012

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    And I AM in my right mind!

    ! I wish school systems would cater more to us folks.
    NightOceanBreezes NightOceanBreezes 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 16

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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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    Lefty and proud, baby.

    Lefty and proud.
    rhythmaker27 rhythmaker27 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 22

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    I've been left handed

    since I was a little kid. .....( you're suppose to chuckle). My brother kept putting the spoon in my wee little baby hand and I thought it was great and I thought he was great so whoola.. left handed. I can draw/write left handed do most things left handed but same with my...
    favestril favestril 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 11, 2013

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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 3 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    I Have Loved Being Left Handed All My Life

    When I was in second grade, I had a teacher that thought one of her roles in life was to train left-handed kids to become right handed. Although I liked her as a teacher, I thought this was weird. I knew than that regardless of what she tried, I would forever be left-handed...
    travlinbddy travlinbddy 56-60, M 3 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    Getting Better And Better

    I'm a true left-hander, which means, from birth. They say after the 60s children were not forced to switch. I was born in the 80s, and I had to live that. I colored with my left hand at two or three. Forced to change by my grand-mother, a nuts catholic. She didn't give me my...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    Proud lefty speaking :DI enjoy the occasional

    shock when people realize that I'm left handed. Apparently, we think with the "right" mind, and when you think about it, many of the famous people in history were in fact left handed! *high-fives all lefties*We're noticed to be better looking and much more talented, so cheers to...
    RadicallyGreen RadicallyGreen 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 16

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    Immortal1080 Immortal1080 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    Those who were born left handed are well aware

    with the fact that it's a right handsets world. 90% of the things we use today are mainly designed for a right-handed person. Most gadgets and phones are made by right-handed people for right-handed people to use. The iPod touch/iPhone 5s appears to be designed for a left-handed...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    I find it easier to drive in England

    and with their cars:D
    alpacca alpacca 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    We are all born LEFT handed.

    ......Until we commit our first sin. Then we become right handed.
    Scout63 Scout63 46-50, M 4 Responses Jan 27

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    Apparently

    Apparently we're evil, children of the devil, and sinister...but I say: LEFTIES ALL THE WAY! We rule the world! ;D Apparently left handed people use their brains differently, and are more artistic too...
    IamcalledS IamcalledS 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2013

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    Always getting ink on your hands.

    .. 😣 SO ANNOYING
    Taylorrrrrr Taylorrrrrr 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    Actually a bit ambidextrous with some things,

    buts it's kind of fun! Except when I elbow people next to me when I write or when all they have are right handed scissors... Real struggles right here. ;)
    Meganamongmany Meganamongmany 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Jokingly- Left handed people appear to be the

    only ones in their RIGHT mind... lmao!
    AWeber123 AWeber123 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    Everyone thinks that we are

    so differnt, but we aren't. We just simply are special in the best way possible. We are so awesome in so many different ways. You want to find out some cool things about being left handed look up: Buzzfeed: left handed
    peacelovejoy123056 peacelovejoy123056 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 21

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    ateamgirl ateamgirl 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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 3 days ago

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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 5 Responses Feb 24

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    All the best people are!

    ! We're a cool cool breed :)
    laineylainey101 laineylainey101 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 17

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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 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    And Proud! Think we should all celebrate

    Left-Handers day August 13th!
    MyNameIsEllie MyNameIsEllie 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    It's great unless you want to borrow somebody

    else's instruments. That rarely works out very well... Also, scissors...
    onkelskruttet onkelskruttet 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 25

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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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    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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    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 22 Responses Apr 14, 2008

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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 3 Responses Mar 13

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    As A Baby...

    My parents say when I was a baby I would pick things up with my left hand. Mom and dad would take it away from me and put it into my right hand. I proceeded to drop the item and pick it back up with my left hand. They said after a couple of times of noticing that, they said they...
    ts92 ts92 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 19, 2012

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    And I am pretty damn proud of it!

    !!!.................though I cannot drive a stick shift
    iknowwhatthefoxsays iknowwhatthefoxsays 18-21, F Feb 25

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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 7 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    relating2u79 relating2u79 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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    For those of you who are left handed,

    do you ever wish that the accelerator pedal was on the left side? I know I do!
    Clairedelune3 Clairedelune3 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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    JessWhite23 JessWhite23 18-21, F Feb 18

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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 5 Responses May 27, 2013

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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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    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 4 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    That's right, I am left handed.

    Let me be anonymous instead of the the annoyance of every grade-school teacher. Don't single me out and make me use those antique Left Handed scissors. Just let me blend in! You are not doing me any favors. Let me become ambidextrous and learn to adapt. I can promise...
    func1775 func1775 41-45, M 5 Responses Jan 19

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    I used to be ambidextrous

    when I was a child growing up I gradually started to only write with my left, shout out to the 10%.😂
    ninzaxo ninzaxo 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I recall one teacher in particular

    who would bully me as I was left handed, this was based on their religious beliefs.
    riandj riandj 41-45, M 6 Responses Mar 24

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    It's kinda hard to be left handed.

    ..everything is made for right handed people...I always have to adjust myself to things...It gets annoying..
    Teodora27 Teodora27 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I experienced sitting in a chair

    for left-handed people only once so far in my life and I want to sit in one again :)
    13robert13 13robert13 13-15, M Apr 5

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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..
    alpacca alpacca 13-15, F Mar 17

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    Related Experiences

    Those elusive green scissors in elementary school forced me to just learn the right-handed way to cut in ragged, uneven ways. My papers hopelessly smeared, along with the side of...
    NaughtyAngelOnFire NaughtyAngelOnFire 41-45, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm left handed, but I do everything except write with my right hand.
    TheBlazingRedAugust TheBlazingRedAugust 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Every art teacher I've ever had has jokingly told me I must be a naturally talented artist because I'm left handed.
    DelicateLion29 DelicateLion29 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    And it's my excuse for being a little off-centered.
    LittleLilly7 LittleLilly7 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    I always see artists being left handed. Of course, this was saddening at a small age that I might not be a great artist just because I am right handed. Although I knew better, I...
    DisguisedArtist DisguisedArtist 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I do everything except bat right handed. When I play fast pitch softball I have to bat left handed because I can't see the ball fast enough on my right side. It's weird but true.
    alexis05 alexis05 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I used to be left handed, but my school taught me to be right handed. I don't mind. ;) Just weird though, I had to practice.
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    I used to cut my left arm only because I was right handed. I did it for quite some time.. I did it because of breakups or complications in a relationship with a guy such as arguing...
    Icantcutanymore Icantcutanymore 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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