Left-Handedness

Left-Handedness

Left-Handedness In this paradise of right-handers where only 10 percent of the people constitute of those who rely on the other hand and where-in a

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Left-Handedness

Left-Handedness

In this paradise of right-handers where only 10 percent of the people constitute of those who rely on the other hand and where-in about everything from scissors to writing desk, has been designed with right-handers in mind, existence of lefties is uncertain. Psychologist Stanley Corey termed it as “handism”, the belief in the world that right handedness is “better” than left handedness. Current language is a rich source of recorded hostility towards the lefthanders. Even the word left evolved from the Anglo-Saxon lyft, which means weak. Thus to curb this atrocity and celebrate the Carnival of the Rebels: Veni, Vidi, Mutati – a day is set aside for left-handers which is observed through-out the world on August 13, called the International left-handers’ Day. The day is marked for lefties to feel great about themselves and spread awareness to the world about their left-handedness. The lefties deserve this carnival day so as to consider how much they have adjusted to a right handed world. But the prejudice against left handedness in the social domain carries on and makes the situation worse.

While childhood is considered the best phase of one’s life the world is unable to picture a child who in his adolescence takes to writing the very first time and finds his grip of the pencil/pen in his left limb. Here is where a rebellion is invoked as the child is considered an errant, an outlier who is at the mercy of this prejudiced world, which the toddler considered as his oyster. Parental pressures and even the educators who play a crucial role of molding the innocent clay early on are also ignorant of their specialty possessed. They tend to scold and admonish the blossoms to mend their ways and force them to switch hands while writing.

The usage of left hand is ingrained in our culture as being ill-mannered where-in people forget that even a leftie is just as discriminating in the usage of the two hands as his right handed counterpart. Eating with the left hand is reprimanded by elders in the social set up. The left-handers are facing their worst ordeals in academics too where they need to adapt to the desks specially designed for the right handed people and as a result their writing speed and competitiveness diminish in this era of huge competition in every sphere of life.

In this paradise of right-handers where only 10 percent of the people constitute of those who rely on the other hand and where-in about everything from scissors to writing desk, has been designed with right-handers in mind, existence of lefties is uncertain. Psychologist Stanley Corey termed it as “handism”, the belief in the world that right handedness is “better” than left handedness. Current language is a rich source of recorded hostility towards the lefthanders. Even the word left evolved from the Anglo-Saxon lyft, which means weak. Thus to curb this atrocity and celebrate the carnival of the rebels-veni, vidi, mutate – a day is set aside for left-handers which is observed through-out the world on August 13, called the International left-handers’ Day. The day is marked for lefties to feel great about themselves and spread awareness to the world about their left-handedness. The lefties deserve this carnival day so as to consider how much they have adjusted to a right handed world. But the prejudice against left handedness in the social domain carries on and makes the situation worse.

While childhood is considered the best phase of one’s life the world is unable to picture a child who in his adolescence takes to writing the very first time and finds his grip of the pencil/pen in his left limb. Here is where a rebellion is invoked as the child is considered an errant, an outlier who is at the mercy of this prejudiced world, which the toddler considered as his oyster. Parental pressures and even the educators who play a crucial role of molding the innocent clay early on are also ignorant of their specialty possessed. They tend to scold and admonish the blossoms to mend their ways and force them to switch hands while writing.

The usage of left hand is ingrained in our culture as being ill-mannered where-in people forget that even a leftie is just as discriminating in the usage of the two hands as his right handed counterpart. Eating with the left hand is reprimanded by elders in the social set up. The left-handers are facing their worst ordeals in academics too where they need to adapt to the desks specially designed for the right handed people and as a result their writing speed and competitiveness diminish in this era of huge competition in every sphere of life.

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