Today is a very special day because it celebrates Left handedness. Oh! You didn’t know that? Well let me bring you up to date.
Ever since 13th August 1976, Left handers day has been celebrated as a way to make people aware about the problems that left handed people face in their lives. What kind of problems do we face, you ask?
Now you may be wondering, why is there any event celebrating Left handers and why isn’t there one for Right handed people? The thing is, everyday is a day celebrating right handed people. 90% of the population is right handed and when you mass produce books, individual desks, scissors, bats, etc you need to cater to the majority. So right handed people do not have to adjust to such things in their daily life. It may seem like a bunch of very trivial problems, but these small inconveniences are very annoying and may make a lot of left handers initially feel like they are doing things wrong and they wonder why they can’t fit in. There are a few lovely organizations that work to spread awareness about left handed people and even sell amazing merchandise, such as http://www.anythinglefthanded.co.uk/lhc/join.html and even http://www.lefthander.com.
Now for the last bit, here are some left handed people who I absolutely adore (excluding myself)!
Jim carrey! One of the oddest, most amazing and interesting actors out there. I love all his quirks and him being left handed is just the icing on the proverbial cake for me.
I hope this can reach many people and everyone joins in our celebration.