I 'm Left Handed

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    It always amazes me when people are like .

    ."Wow you're left handed" or "I didn't know you were left handed" .. I mean gone are the days when left hander's were restrained and forced to write with their right hand and all the myths gone before .. In a society where so many things have become accepted and embraced as the...
    WanderingxYingxYang WanderingxYingxYang
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Oct 20, 2014

    i love my left hand..

    ..I miss my left hand. Emergency surgery a month ago landed my whole left hand in a cast...still have weeks to go. Typing this is like one hand ago go. But hopefully they say I should have use of some fingers again. Going from a Dr. appt. to getting that look to being prepped...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble
    56-60, F
    Jun 19, 2015

    FAMOUS LEFTYS... Ted Koppel John F.

    Kennedy, Jr. David Letterman Jay Leno Lenny Bruce Superman Wink Martindale Richard Simmons General H. Norman Schwarzkopf  Pat Robertson Boston Strangler Gina Davis Mark Harmon Jack-the-Ripper Bart Simpson
    sugarbiscuts sugarbiscuts
    31-35, F
    13 Responses Mar 21

    I think it´s a mistake to force left-handed

    people to use the right hand. To every human been it should be allowed to use the right hand or the left hand - how they feel most comfortable. I am left handed and I´m proud of it.
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Jul 23, 2015

    did u kno that left handed people have a higher

    rate of suicide then rightys...i read this once years ago but never lookd into it deepr but ya i can see why...
    sugarbiscuts sugarbiscuts
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 7

    And I broke my left arm in 09

    so I relearned to write with my right hand while it was healing - which is something I did when I was a child...so I can write with either hand again, but it looks very different....I throw righty and eat lefty...
    fun4us2b fun4us2b
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jan 22

    Under strange facts for men to know.

    Studies have been done on the oddest things. Here's one for men and women to use in bar bets with men. Most left handed males have a lower hanging right testicle than their left testicle. Most right handed males will have a lower hanging left testicle than their right testicle...
    talking4fun talking4fun
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Mar 4

    When I was little in the 50's,

    schools were just beginning to leave lefties alone. I do recall a K-garten teacher taking a crayon from my left hand and putting it in my right. I grew up learning to do a lot of things right handed. Hitting a baseball, golfing, shooting (even use my right eye to aim). This is...
    encore1259 encore1259
    61-65, M
    1 Response May 19, 2015

    I'm what my mother jokingly refers to

    as "terminally left handed" because I do almost everything with my left hand. The only thing I don't is using a computer mouse because I've adjusted to having that on the right instead.
    MrsRusty MrsRusty
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 24, 2015

    Most annoying thing I've been told is "wow you

    write really nice for a lefty."
    CollegeGirlNYC CollegeGirlNYC
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 22, 2015
    Thespistx Thespistx
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 20, 2015
    sugarbiscuts sugarbiscuts
    31-35, F
    8 Responses Mar 12

    SIGN IT:)... https://www.

    change.org/p/ep-keep-ep-open-don-t-close-ep?recruiter=516132668&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink
    sugarbiscuts sugarbiscuts
    31-35, F
    Mar 25

    I find that I am naturally drawn to lefties.

    If I meet someone and have an instant connection with them, more often than not it seems they end up being left handed. Lefties are cool.
    Mywave68 Mywave68
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2015

    I am a lefty and i love it.

    .....to this day i am proud to be a south paw
    footballgal56 footballgal56
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Jul 8, 2015

    Story of my life: Ink smudges along the side of

    my hand as well as fountain pens that don't write evenly.
    iCuriousBabe iCuriousBabe
    41-45, F
    15 Responses Jul 23, 2015

    "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
    16-17, F
    Jul 29, 2014

    And I love it.. The only time I don't is

    when the edge of hand decides to cover itself in pen ink and smudge the page... great! Not! Otherwise it special :)
    caringntrue caringntrue
    26-30, F
    Dec 30, 2013

    I've missed the official left handers day by

    two weeks. Well thats probably the amount of time I spend In a 12mth period repositioning my frieking docket book to write receipts for clients. Any left hander can tell you what a pain in the arse it is to write quickly with a pen that has ink that doesn't dry instantaneous...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 31, 2015

    I am left handed and very proud of it,

    but what really irks me is when people see me pick up a pen, or anything else with my left hand and exclaim "I didn't know you were left handed" now in my mind i am thinking " well i didn't know you were such a jerk!!" i am left handed so what, if i put my hand writing against...
    NothingButASmile NothingButASmile
    26-30, F
    7 Responses Apr 20, 2015

    happy easter frends!.

    ..im jus gona go ahead n nip ep in th bud rite now insted of draggn it out...thats jus my nature...greatful to hav met som cool people from all over...i wont delete my account so u guys can keep reading my old stuff;)...send ur email to my inbox if u wana keep in touch...love u...
    sugarbiscuts sugarbiscuts
    31-35, F
    Mar 27

    I was one of those true left handers -

    difficult birth - then they taught me to do things with my hands, and I did it backwards with the other hand. Writing came next, but they had to put a mirror against the page to read it because it was in reverse. Throwing, kicking, you name it. But living in a right handed world...
    California16 California16
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Sep 25, 2014

    I like being left handed.

    I like that, "hey you're left handed too???" moment...
    oyhoy oyhoy
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Sep 27, 2015
    Everyoneisfightingabattle Everyoneisfightingabattle
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Nov 18, 2015

    spiral notebooks are a natural enemy.

    ..my gf called my left hand "what puts me in my place"
    ThatOneGuy209 ThatOneGuy209
    18-21, M
    1 Response Oct 21, 2015

    Today is National Left Handers day!

    ! I reckon we are appreciated! XD
    BookWonderer BookWonderer
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Aug 13, 2014

    God created everyone right handed.

    ..but the really talented ones overcome it. :-)
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 2, 2014

    Left Handed Pride

    I can't cut paper without a struggle (assuming the scissors are for right handed people, which they almost always are), I can't sit next to someone and eat without bumping into them every few bites. I dread signing for credit card payments because I always struggle with the...
    KayMer12 KayMer12
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 19, 2013

    I so a hard left handed person.

    ..it is hard to function in a world where it is designed for right handed people, not so bad any more, but years ago it was bit of a challenge..... I do a lot of left hand dominate things, and very little with my right hand, at times it is a challenge.... when I was younger they...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 29, 2014

    Don't you just hate when you try to write

    so perfectly and in the end you get those streaks and smudges on the paper and some ink on your hand.
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Sep 29, 2014

    I have been left handed ever

    since I started to right because somehow, there's a congenital problem with my right thumb, which makes it weak. I can do other things with my right hand though. :D
    NanamiMomozono NanamiMomozono
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 26, 2015

    I'm left handed and proud of it!

    Say what you want world, I could really care less!
    peteythedog peteythedog
    46-50, M
    1 Response Oct 17, 2015

    Left-Handeda man that rises at 3 AM

    for lack of a clear mindsits curled with knees to chest at the edge of the bedeyes strain through dreamy darknessthe moon looks sad tonightside of the hand inked with nighttime wordsfrom awkward left-handed scribblingin close-to-the-heart pagesfrom a manthat rises at 3 AMfor...
    sknight1970 sknight1970
    46-50, M
    Mar 23

    Using The Right Handed Desk Incorrectly

    every day in english i can't stand knowing the fact that i have to sit in a right handed desk for 40 minutes writing with my left arm dangling off the desk as i write and write and write. half way through the period, my arm is killing. it hurts cuz it has no support and its tired...
    ysf1am3xfy ysf1am3xfy
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2013

    The life if a "southpaw" teaches you adaptation,

    compensation resulting in a creative person. Most things are optimized for the dominant right handed people. I have always been a gift in my mind to be a southpaw.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 26

    I appreciate what I have

    because this left-handedness gave me a lot worth thanking for. The creativity, vivid imaginations, wild thoughts, extreme expressions and detailed ideas. #13thAugust
    iiTetraLoh iiTetraLoh
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 14

    and my right arm happens to be a bit flabbyer

    then my left arm but my left ankle is fatter then my right ankle whattttt...
    sugarbiscuts sugarbiscuts
    31-35, F
    Mar 18

    I have come to notice

    that most people that are into tickling are lefties, or is it that lefties are into tickling??
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 13

    Aha the left handed mystery!

    !! I cant cut with scissors! Seriously! This is something only a left handed person would understand! At infant school my teacher tried to turn me to the dark side, the right hand gang!! But the only thing she taught me wass to be ambidextrous!!! I like my left handedness, and...
    Ravenstarbird Ravenstarbird
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Jan 4, 2015

    True about spiral notebooks being an enemy lol

    At a young age learned to angle my hand a certain way so my hand did not bump into the spiral. That is a talent. :) How many of you lefties are ambidextrous? I write with my left hand; however, when I use a ruler, will draw a line with my right hand. I also use my write...
    LynnIsHere LynnIsHere
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Nov 7, 2015

    i m left handed and i like it coz it feels

    different and special too
    Dreck007 Dreck007
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 3, 2015

    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
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 26, 2014

    I am a leftie.. I am also a fraturnal twin.

    . He is right handed. People find that interesting.
    THEJudgeBooty THEJudgeBooty
    36-40, M
    1 Response Jul 24, 2015
    sugarbiscuts sugarbiscuts
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Mar 10

    How many people here are actually left handed?

    It's doesn't seem like a lot are. I do everything with my left hand. For those of you that have a dirty mind don't think of this that way
    lovebugg11 lovebugg11
    18-21, F
    18 Responses Jun 8, 2015
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