Last Updated on February 6, 2023
The majority of the population in this world is right-handed. The minority of the population is left-handed, and the difference is the unique aspect that has to be celebrated. The fact that there is nothing wrong with using the left hand for writing or for other works must be accepted. Since the majority use the right hand, it is not a norm that all humans should be right-handed. Handedness is due to the way the brain works, and it is also inherent in the genes.
History of International left-hander Day
International left-handers day is celebrated on the 13th of august. It is quite popular all over the world. The was recognized in the year 1976 by Dean.R.Campbell. Founder of lefthanders international, Inc. The day is celebrated to create awareness about the issues faced by the left-handers.
Fact on handedness
- Left-handed people can process language on both sides of their brain.
- NASA says that more than 20% of the Apollo astronauts were left-handed.
- A 1996 study by Harvard medical school says that librarians and mathematicians are mostly right-handed, and attorneys and architects were least right-handed and mostly left-handed.
- Most research says that people in creative professions are mostly left-handed.
- Men are more likely to be left-handed when compared to women.
- Left-handers use the right hemisphere of the brain, and right-handers use the left hemisphere.
Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George H.W Bush, and Gerald Ford were the United States of America’s former presidents. They are all left-handed.
Leonardo Davinci, Bill Gates, and Orpah are also left-handed celebrities.
What can be done on International left-handers Day?
This is a day for the left-handers to celebrate their uniqueness. The left-handers can have a party together. The greatest happiness for a left-handed person is when they feel understood. If you have a friend who is left-handed, make a surprise for him or her on the international left-handers day. The left-handers can be gifted scissors, pencil gripper, or spiral notebooks made for them, which would be the greatest joy for them.
Why should we celebrate International left-handers Day?
It is a real challenge to live in a world that is designed for the majority of the population using the right hand. The day should be celebrated to comfort the left-handed friends and family members who face many struggles in their daily lives. There were days when using left-handed was considered a sin. Thankfully those days are gone to a greater extent. The celebration of international lefthanders day should create awareness about the way in which the brain works and the reason for being right-handed or left-handed.
It is believed that 10% of the world’s population, that is, approximately 708 million people are left-handed. The day should be a reminder to appreciate left-handedness. The left-handers face struggles in the world where every infrastructure and invention are made for right-handers. So, let this day be a reminder to create infrastructures and inventions, keeping the problems of the left-handers in mind.
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