Today is international Left-Handers day! Right handed people may not even notice, but the world is designed for them. From scissors and power tools to door handles, travel mugs, computer mice and handshakes, lefties are too often left out.
Today we showoff some lefties on about.me. Roughly 10% of the world population is left handed, including US President Barack Obama (and 6 former US Presidents). Jerry Seinfeld, Tina Fey, Spike Lee, and David Bowie are all left-handed as was Leonardo da Vinci as well.
You might have already guessed it, but I’m left handed too! Being a lefty is great for numerous reasons, but it can be lonely. If you notice someone writing with their left hand today, chime in with a “happy left-handers day”.
No amount of attention will make up for the lack of lefty scissors in school, or the cultural dominance of right-handed traditions like handshakes. But today we get to appreciate the contributions of lefties all over the world.
So all you righties out there just remember that you have it easy, and us lefties will be here whenever you need an extra hand!