When a tag suits us
I’m left-handed, but what does this really change? Let’s have a look. Today, we highlight Lefthanders Day. In my case, the day I realised I was left-handed was when it was actually pointed out to me. I was told, “Hey, you’re left-handed.” A part of me didn’t want to be. I felt like I had been labelled and that made me different. Had I chosen this? For me, this was natural. I didn’t feel like I’d had the “choice”, that this choice was debatable. I was born like this and using my right hand would have been unnatural.
At one point in time, being left-handed was even associated with being “bad”. We had to try to conform and use our right hand. But what harm was there to using your left hand? I never hurt anyone. Well, it did happen at a restaurant once when I elbowed my right-handed neighbour, but this problem was not a big deal and we learnt to adapt to each other. Ask a right-handed person to write with their left hand and they’ll understand. The only problem with right-handed people is that they are in the majority.
Don’t you think that this article would apply to several visible minorities?
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Last Updated on November 15, 2019 by Coach Danny