Happy Left-handed Day!

Happy Left-Handed Day to my fellow lefties!

International Left-Handers Day is an international day observed annually on August 13 to celebrate sinistrality and raise awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of being left-handed in a predominantly right-handed world. It celebrates the uniqueness and differences in left-handed people, a subset of humanity comprising seven to ten percent of the world’s population. There are approximately 708 million left-handed people in the world. Men are more likely to be left-handed than women.

Today is also used to spread awareness for issues faced by left-handers — e.g. the importance of the special needs for left-handed children, and the likelihood for left-handers to develop schizophrenia. Additional studies suggest that lefties are significantly more likely to be alcoholic, dyslexic, and delinquent — yet others have found that lefties make up proportionally more of those considered to be extremely gifted, and conversely, more of those considered to be severely compromised.

I’m off to sharpen (and run with) my left-handed scissors and I’m planning to later continue my 40-year battle with one of my right-handed guitars. – cPaul

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About cPaul

Father: "He never amounted to anything". Mother: "Who the hell does he think he is"? Former Teacher: "Smart as a bag of hammers". Former Boss: "Condescending". Brother: "Mom loves me more".
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