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I Am Left Handed

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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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    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 61-65, F 7 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    So is my dad and brother.

    My pop wad ambidextrous
    nicky242 nicky242 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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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 22-25, F 21 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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    Look what happened to me today :O Me

    and my friend were training for 100m and he stepped on my hand with his track cleats. How am I going to write? Its going to get infected. Should I go to the doctor? Just to get the one in my knuckle glued? 
    ZacS9 ZacS9 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I am a lefty and i'm proud of it!

    ! Just too bad some things are hard to find for left handed people. But it makes me well.... me.
    Crazycoral84 Crazycoral84 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 20, 2014

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    nicdewald88 nicdewald88 26-30, M 6 Responses Feb 27

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    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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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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    I'm left handed and some people think we're odd

    or evil but I'm Christian and most of my friends are right handed but i have more moral sense then they do.
    steeleo steeleo 16-17, M 3 Responses Sep 28, 2014

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    valprewater valprewater 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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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 5 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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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, 2014

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    Since wearing my hair little longer,

    I tent to wear it to the left side. I saw other left handed people doing the same. Seems right sliding is difficult. Who agrees to go left with their hair?
    Timbotha Timbotha 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 4 Responses Sep 9, 2014

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    When i was young, my dad did all he could to

    get me to write with my right hand!
    Pdfreen Pdfreen 56-60, M 3 Responses Sep 22, 2014

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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 really like pens for some reason,

    i own a fountain pen, the tragedy being i can't ever use it because my hand would smudge the wet ink
    xCoinx xCoinx 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 4, 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 27 Responses Aug 13, 2014

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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, 2014

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    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 5 Responses May 7, 2014

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    Should I Feel Special ?

    Well I do ... Lol :) I am not backwards , just special ....
    Suzi504 Suzi504 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    I remember being the only leftie in

    kindergarden. The teachers would strap a coarse rubberband around my left hand and snap it each time I wrote with it. I remember crying just trying to write my name with my right hand.
    Seclusion Seclusion 22-25, M 5 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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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 1 hr 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 3 Responses Jan 16

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    Some people say that left handed people are

    good in arts. I guess I'm unfortunate because I suck at it.
    Ciem Ciem 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2014

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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...
    Blondiex15 Blondiex15 36-40, F 40 Responses Feb 26

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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 4 Responses Aug 2, 2014

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    I have always been left handed dominantly.

    I can do five things with my right hand dominantly or really good... wash dishes, brush my teeth, brush my hair, wash my hair and cut my finger nails. I am also physically disabled. My physical disabilities include balance, finger dexterity, hand/eye coordination and slow...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 20, 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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    I write with my left hand,

    but it wasn't my natural instinct . I was force to write something when a person put me on my left hand. But I crayon on my right hand...
    562alex 562alex 18-21, M Jan 1

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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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    How many lefties around?

    It feels good to be left handed , maybe something special about being the odd one amongst right handers I think lol - kidding - it's not a thing of mine, but don't know how some people are quick to observe which hand you write with etc - well mostly right handers do that...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 31-35, M 5 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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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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    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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    I have always been left handed

    and somehow have the tendency to spot lefties even if they have not directly indicated their preference. I play piano and am strong in my right hand but I play bass and have no idea why people would consider what they call a lefty guitar as such. You would think your left hand...
    zen001 zen001 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 3

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    MrFoe MrFoe 13-15, M 3 Responses Oct 5, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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    And I can't write with a pen without smearing

    ink all over the paper and my hand idk how the talented southpaws pull that off. Any tips?
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 6 Responses Oct 12, 2014

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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 56-60, M 9 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    Jambiana Jambiana 16-17, F May 14, 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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    I was singled out by my nun teacher in 3rd grade

    when learning to write cursive. She taped a ruler to my arm so I would write without my arm bending like a right handed person.
    Soozkat Soozkat 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2014

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