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I Am Left Handed

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    savannaD14 savannaD14 13-15, F 7 Responses Mar 31

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    sam1992really1 sam1992really1 22-25, M 2 Responses May 16

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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, 2014

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    "Wow!, how can you do that?

    !" "Do what?" "Write with your left hand!" It's not rocket science.
    evreno evreno 13-15, M 6 Responses Jun 13

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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, 2014

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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 3 Responses Feb 24, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 12

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    The struggle is real.

    The whole language thing is against us lefties because whenever we write, whether we use a pencil or a pen, it gets all over the side of our hand. As lefties, we went through school with that stupid spiral in our spiral notebooks getting in our way. And don't even get me...
    anonandeveryone anonandeveryone 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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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 25 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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    That moment when your hand is full of ink

    and you destroyed the whole paragraph!
    Pinaybarbie Pinaybarbie 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    When I was little I was right handed

    but wrote everything backwards (mirrored image) and I was told to write the other way. So I changed hand and wrote backwards the other way xD
    uberfuzz uberfuzz 22-25, M Jun 29

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    Lefties rule! We're really rare

    but we rock. Sound off, lefties!
    inselovaas inselovaas 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    Godofblackclouds Godofblackclouds 18-21, M 23 Responses Jul 4

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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 6 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    I can remember being a kid

    and not understanding why I was the only one who wrote with my left hand. I used to try to hard to write with my right hand but my schoolwork was so messy, the teacher used to get mad at me for it. Oddly enough, I do most things right handed though.
    709LT 709LT 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I am left handed ,but in somethings I am

    ambidextrous.I was very dyslexic as a child and most dislexics are left handed .
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 6

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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..
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 19, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 8 Responses May 27, 2013

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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 21 Responses Apr 14, 2008

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    IBelongToAlison IBelongToAlison 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    But am I really? I mean I write with my left

    hand, but I play sports with my right hand. I use scissors with my right hand. But I cross my left arm over my right, I step off with my left foot, I reach for things with my left hand. Am I left handed or ambidextrous?
    underlyinghonesty underlyinghonesty 22-25, F 7 Responses May 6

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    Maybe this only happened to me

    but whenever I wright with pencils I get the lead on my hand from rubbing it agents the paper
    LeighJocyCostello LeighJocyCostello 13-15, F 7 Responses Jul 5

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    based off experience

    or myth I am either intelligent to a high magnitude or cursed... hmmmm, both relate to me.
    Daivancey Daivancey 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    Growing up in the 80's in the UK,

    I experienced something which would be unthinkable now. Looking back, I'm quite angry about it. At school, as a leftie, I obviously used my left hand to write. This was never a problem. However when it came to school dinners, the dinner ladies would always slap my hands (and...
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan 31-35, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I can not use most scissors.

    or sit in a school desk. or take a test. or go to theatres and come out sane. why was the word created like this? why, society?!? XD
    PirateZ PirateZ 16-17, T 3 Responses May 1

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    I put myself through college by waittressing

    and I was always surprised by how many people commented on my left handed writing.. Customers and such. I started telling people.. Oh, no.. This is a left handed pen. That's all we had in the back today. ;)
    mg75 mg75 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Left handed and proud.

    Chicken scratch and all. <3
    smallz23 smallz23 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 9, 2014

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    I proudly wear a permanent ink smudge on the

    heel of my left hand, treasure my creativity and revel in knowing I am one of minority who is in his right mind.
    HistoryMystery HistoryMystery 51-55, M 6 Responses Jun 22

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    The world is set up for right handed people.

    .. We lefties have to learn to fit in, consequently, We are usually very good problem solvers... I once worked in an Engineering group of 33 people, 12 were left handed. I love being left handed!
    bison6446 bison6446 61-65, M 11 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    It is an odd story, but I am left handed

    as well as right handed. ambidextrous. I was raised in the back woods of KY, WVA in the hollers back up in the Appalachian mountains. Well there is a very different cultural there than what most Americans are accustomed to. My grandmother as well as most of the ppl who were...
    AngeleyesUponU AngeleyesUponU 41-45, F 12 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My youngest brother asked me

    if it feels weird to write with my left hand, I respond with "no, it feels weird to right with my right hand though" then he looks at me and says "oh, shut up lefty"
    MO513 MO513 13-15, M 4 Responses Jan 16

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    Being left handed ducks sometimes.

    granted we think differently than others it puts us outside the box so that's a plus but to others we may seem insane. I hate not being able to see when I write or the ink from pens staining my hand. I always get asked about it, or turn my notebooks upside downs since the fold...
    LUzunov LUzunov 18-21, F 3 Responses May 3

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    A substitue at my high school

    once asked me if i was right handed and exclaimed that its amazing that a leftie can right like a right handed person. :/
    Eve34 Eve34 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    nicdewald88 nicdewald88 26-30, M 6 Responses Feb 27

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    People sometimes ask me

    if it is hard to write left handed, this just confuses me. Anyone else have this happen to them?
    PacirickMoon PacirickMoon 13-15, F 1 Response May 1

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    Being left handed is awfully difficult

    when you're trying to eat a meal on the right side of a right handed person. We always end up hitting elbows!
    whitelight411 whitelight411 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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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!
    Country00Girl Country00Girl 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    CandiceAllcoxx CandiceAllcoxx 26-30, T 8 Responses Jun 22

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    Why in 2015 is this such a big deal to people?

    ? I really don't get it..reach for a pen and it's like "WOW I didn't know you were left handed" "god I never know HOW you people WRITE like that" etc etc My standard response is "yep they luckily stopped throwing us into lakes to check for witch craft a few centuries back so HERE...
    deleted deleted 26-30 33 Responses Feb 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, 2014

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    Everyday leftie struggles: Scissors: left

    handed scissors hurt! Pencil smudges Righty appliances Cutting paper Cutting anything What problems do you have?
    JynxScream JynxScream 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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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, 2014

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    I'm actually more of a righty

    than lefty but i can write with both, slightly faster and more accurate with my right hand.
    XxPwningN3RD2xX XxPwningN3RD2xX 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    if I had a dollar every time someone would be

    shocked and say "wow, you're left handed?" I think it would be enough to buy a small island and build a mansion all for myself.
    GoGoTomago GoGoTomago 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 22

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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?
    LittleMilwee LittleMilwee 22-25, F 22 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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