It’s that time of year again. International Left-Handers’ Day! A day where us left-handers celebrate our superiority.
Or something like that.
There are press releases and an official website.
Some of my most popular posts on this blog are about being left-handed or the parent of a left-handed child. So, I know my lefties are out there.
Being a lefty, it’s hard to acclimate to certain situations. Sitting down to a meal with friends or cutting a piece of paper can be a challenge.
But, not today. Today, us lefties are encouraged to celebrate our left-handedness and make our right-handed friends and family members acknowledge our differences and even try to do things left-handed.
If you are not left-handed and don’t quite understand what the fuss is all about, take a look at this post about the 18 Worst Things For Left-Handed People.
Spiral notebooks suck, righties. They just suck. I might also add to this list: apple corers, right-handed wite-out and ladels.
There are some advantages to being left-handed as well. Some say we’re smarter and more creative. Others just say we’re doomed. Following are the 10 most powerful lefties in the world:
- Barack Obama – US President
- Bill Gates – founder of Microsoft
- Benjamin Netanyahu – Prime Minister of Israel
- Oprah Winfrey – TV personality and media owner
- Hugo Chavez – President of Venezuela
- Michael Bloomberg – New York Mayor
- Fidel Castro – President of Cuba (up to 2008)
- Bill Clinton – past US President
- David Cameron – UK Prime Minister
- Felipe Calderon – President of Mexico
Not too shabby.
My two favorite left-handed sites are celebrating by holding Facebook contests and raising awareness for teacher training and the needs of left-handed children. My left-handed son will only start pre-school this fall, so I haven’t addressed the teacher thing. I’m not sure it’s an issue yet, but it’s an interesting topic that I’ll be keeping my eye on.
Are you left-handed? How will you celebrate International Left-Handers’ Day?
Read more of my posts on being a lefty (and a parent to a left-handed child)