A special day for the 10% who stand out from the crowd.
A brief story on my end, I’m a fraternal/mirror twin, and with twins-more than likely one of them was gonna be left-handed-and me being a twin, and a lefty, I had to endure two losses. My twin died, and I was forced to use my right, but everything else about me was always right-dominant, and eventually I would use my left hand for the things that most lefties can do. It’s been awhile since I’ve used my right hand, but I haven’t looked back since, and I refuse to. Despite my cross-dominance (not to be confused with ambidextrous), I still claim my left handedness for the simple reason that I was born as such. Even in the Bible as recorded at Judges 20:16 that the sons of Benjamin were left-handed, and in 1 Chronicles 12:2 there was even a mention of ambidexterity in reference to the sons of Benjamin, ancestors to Israel’s first king, Saul, and back to Judges 3:12-25 where Judge Ehud, son of Gera, a Benjaminite who was left-handed had made very short work out of Eglon who opressed Israel for 18 years.
I brought up those Biblical accounts for one specific reason. Most of us southpaws were forced to be right handed because of some BS non-biblical religious myth that using your left hand was taking sides with the Devil. The passages mentioned above prove otherwise.
And most of my activities were left-handed anyway prior to me learning how to write in recent years. Swinging a bat, shooting pool, throwing a ball, and more recently switching my mouse from right to left. And I can use my mouse left-handed with the buttons reversed in opposition to the right hand as well as use a mouse left-handed with the buttons in the same order as most would use right-handed.
And because of my being a twin, an artist, and having a very creative nature, I took to my left-handedness like a fish to water. I tried to write with my right hand recently, and I couldn’t even do it! Not like I used to, anyway. But I stick to my leftiness no matter what.
And now, a list of famous lefties…
Paul Michael Glaser
For further information, Google Search: Famous Left Handed People.
And now, without further adieu, here are some videos that commemorate this iconic holiday for us left handed folks,
Enjoy the clips,