Wednesday, February 13, 2008
So as I was doing my homework that i failed to do yesterday, I was having some trouble because I kept elbowing my little sister right next to me. So I feel it is only "right to write" about being left. Growing up and first learning to write, I would automatically use my left. For a while my parents tried to change me, but eventually gave up. And as I grow older I become more frustrated with all the things "lefties" must do differently than "righties". I mean lefties can only sit in specific places to make themselves and others comfortable when writing or eating to avoid bumping elbows. We have special scissors. When we write on paper from left to right our hand smears the ink. The most commonly used buttons on a computer (shift, enter, and backspace) are conveniently placed on the right of the keyboard. When we write in 3- ring binders, the rings constantly get in the way. Bike helmet chin-straps are even made so it is easier to release with your right hand! We get different golf clubs, baseball gloves and hockey sticks. And even pants with only one back pocket have it placed on the right side!
But you know "lefties" are so few that we got some good things too! We have our own day dedicated to us, August 13th . Studies show we are more creative and mentally stronger due to challenges we undergo. And there our even famous people on our side! Benjamin Franklin, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Robert DiNiro, Nicole Kidman and even Marylin Monroe! So though it sometimes sucks, I guess its not all that bad. Just gets a little frustrating.