The world always seems unfair to the left-handers. They are often looked on as unusual, different and atypical. The “Are you a lefty?!” remark when you hold a coffee mug, or the quizzical expressions when you hold your pen somewhat differently (and awkwardly!) are some of the commonest experiences of a left-hander on a daily basis.
August 13th is celebrated as the International Left-Handers Day in honour of all the left-handers out there. If you belong to the 10-15% of the population that goes against the “natural order of things” on a daily basis, take a bow, this day is for you.
Lefties have a hard time getting around with everyday things because the world and everything in it has been designed right-handedly. From opening cans to using scissors, everything seems to be challenging the south-paws to do normal things normally.
Of the daily inconveniences that the left-handers face, here are a handful:
- Bumping into your neighbour’s elbow while writing/ eating
- Ink stains on the side of your hand
- Hand-shakes and high-fives are always confusing
- Tying the shoe lace and wearing the belt never came easy
- Swiping a credit card/ using an ATM is always the other way around
- Playing the guitar “upside down” is no mean feat
- Using a right-handed writing desk is a nightmare
- Operating the joystick is never joyful
- Playing cards is never playful
- Using the mouse from the other side of the computer is never handy
Being ulte-hath ka in a sidha-saadha world is hard. But there is room for cheer for the lefties here. Studies have shown that left-handers are more creative, have higher IQ and better linguistic skills than their right-handed counterparts. This is because using your left hand more stimulates the right part of the brain which is responsible for creative thinking. Yera brings you a quick snapshot of some of the most famous left-handers.
Way to go lefties! Even though you belong to the minority, you have made your presence felt in the most eloquent manner. Yera compliments all the left-handers for going about their daily lives in spite of all the odds that come their way. And guess what? Our products are completely unbiased and impartial. They can be used effortlessly by both right-handers and left-handers alike. Enjoy the International Left-Handers Day and be a proud lefty!
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