Way back in the dark ages, teachers were told to teach any left-handed children to use their right hand instead. In my first grade class, my teacher tried this on me and to spite her, I wrote sloppily with my right hand. I was proud of being a “leftie;” it made me feel unique. After a few days, my poor teacher gave up on trying to make me right-handed. I’ve been a proud leftie every since.
The whole deal about making everyone write with right hand only was odd; to me, anyway. So I did a little research and here are some of the findings:
From Readers’ Digest:
Many natural-born lefties were forced into becoming righties throughout the course of history—and in some countries, they still are.
Here is a short list of what people used to think of lefties:
A precursor to mental illness
The devil’s plaything
A sinister meaning
A sign of disrespect
Not marriage material
So, pretty weird, huh? None the less, I am still proud of being a leftie.