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I Am Lefthanded

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    Ignorance Of Right Handers back in the 1950's

    Though I am mostly left handed, I do some righty things too, mostly I suspect that is due to the fact in the 1950's when I was little they thought it was bad for us, thus I got smacked on my left hand while coloring when I was a preschooler by my grandmother. I was told I'd grow...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 23, 2012

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    I Like Being Different...being a Lefty Helps!

    I'm the only lefty in my family, which has always made me feel unique.  When I was in pre-school and learned to write, I always used my left hand and the teacher would try to force me to use my right.  She was  concerned because some of my letters were written...
    golddustwoman golddustwoman 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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    The Only One In My Family

    Well I've heard left handed people are in their right mind......but believe me..no one has ever accused me of being in my right mind. I guess I consider it unique as there are fewer of us in the world....but it can be a complete pain in the *** too. It's a right handed world, but...
    harleylover1970 harleylover1970 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 13, 2012

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    I love being different ,

    it gave me confidence , and the whole concept of being lefthanded fascinated me so I actually started a twitter page for it , to get to know other people and share my thoughs and all.
    LeftyAmina LeftyAmina 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Back Handed

    I am in reality ambidextrous, though I only do things right handed when forced to, such as operating the gear shifting in a car. I try to go beyond what might customarily be thought of as left handeness - I am maybe more "back handed" than left handed. I do try to get...
    edwerd1951 edwerd1951 56-60 Jul 8, 2009

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    Lefty

    i am prodominantly lift handed but have become well adapted to a right handed world i have learn to do most things with my right hand as well but i will always write with my left hand that is one thing i will never be able tolearn to do right handed no matter how much i try i cn...
    summerdream summerdream 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    I Am Proud To Be Left Handed

      Well I remembered how my kindergarten teacher taught me to write with my right hand and still I will sub consciously switched them to my left hand and next when I was in my 6th or 7th grade I took up art and was writing in caligraphy pen in ink without smudging the...
    sugarnspice4u sugarnspice4u 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 28, 2010

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    Lol.

    I LOVE being lefthanded.  I don't know...It makes me feel special.  Lol.  Lefthanded people rule! 
    moonlit1 moonlit1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2008

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    Love to Be Leftie

    Whooooo!! Proud Leftie right here! As is my brother. I have used this fact to my advantage a couple of times. With fun results. When I was 8ish I was at a childminders house when the main group decided to see who could write the neatess with their left hand. I volunteered to...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F Sep 14, 2008

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    Yep. I'm a Loopy Lefty

    ...I bet that explains alot about me, doesn't it? LMAO ;D
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 7 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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    私 も! [ Me Too!]

    people Often ask me what is it like to be southpawed, blind, ect. So I ask them the same, what is like to be right handed, to see correctly ect. They blink a few times, stare at me dumbly and walk away. rather amusing.
    Daelynna Daelynna 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2008

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    Finding Out You Are Different And Don'T Do Things The 'Right' Way.

    There are some parents and teachers who have tried to discourage children from writing with their left hand, with the bizarre belief that children do it to be 'contrary'. I think that while a lot of children might experiment with writing or drawing with...
    IMSURE IMSURE 56-60, F Jun 7, 2013

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    Non Linear Thinking!

    Ahhh....I love my lefthand-itis, not sure why, but I do! This was all I wanted to say*sleepy smile*
    kindakooky kindakooky 26-30, F Oct 19, 2011

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    Gap And Relationship

    Yes truth hurts but what isn't it better knowing now than later? "There is a gap of difference between us, let time tell". At first I was sad by his remark. But it never stop me from finding best words to remedy my wounded heart. I took it positive instead  and start...
    sugarnspice4u sugarnspice4u 41-45, F Sep 26, 2010

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    I Am Proud To Be A Lefty But Was Forced To Use My Right Hand.......

    I am proud to be a lefty but was forced to use my right hand for eating and writing by alot of people. The other lefties I have been around asked me why am I copying them while the right handed people asked why I use my left hand and it made me feel forced to use my right hand...
    HappyLefty HappyLefty 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    Left Threads...

    I'm lefthanded, left-footed, left-eyed and left-eared. I was a nosy kid, being curious about everything and eager to learn I used to shadow my elder sister, who was already at school (she's two years senior). I remember that when she was 6, at 1st grade/year, she was having...
    rosacruz7 rosacruz7 31 Aug 5, 2009

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    It's Just The Way It Is!

    And it's pretty funny how the righties like to point it out to you as if it's the most bizarre thing ...um..are we really that rare? I know my teachers used to give me a scolding when I was in school for using my left hand to write...but jesus I just couldn't help it! The only...
    unforsakenroad unforsakenroad 26-30, F 1 Response May 15, 2011

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    Southpaw In the House!

    Not too much to say, except: Lefties do it better. Yeah baby!
    EricS EricS 26-30, M 4 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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    Southpaw And Proud!

    I got my left-handedness from my father, who was also a lefty.  I have always been left-handed, and no one has ever encouraged me to be otherwise.   I get along well, in a predominately right-handed world; I mouse with my right hand, catch baseball and softball...
    headstrongheart headstrongheart 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 28, 2010

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    School Days.

    A left handed student walks into a classroom filled with nothing but right handed desks. I think we've all been there.
    Wanderartist Wanderartist 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 20, 2013

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