Whether you’re a southpaw or a right-handed fella, here’s some insight into the daily trials and tribulations of being left-handed.
Whether you’re a southpaw or a right-handed fella, here’s some insight into the daily trials and tribulations of being left-handed.

Celebrating your right to be a lefty!

By Brandstories Time of article published Aug 14, 2021

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Over the past 40 years, August 13 has been celebrated as Left-Handers Day. Accounting for roughly 12% of the human population, left-handed people have dealt with their fair share of daily struggles.

If life wasn’t challenging enough as it is, lefties have had to deal with tables that aren’t left hand-friendly, the eternal right-elbow war and let’s not forget how torturous scissors can be. Now whether you’re a southpaw or a right-handed fella, here’s some insight into the daily trials and tribulations of being left-handed.

The struggle is real

While it may not seem like a struggle to a right-hand person, there are many things lefties struggle with daily. And while these may be everyday activities for the average right-hand user, our fellow southpaws have had to adapt to living in a ‘right-hand world’.

  • Scissors
  • Desks
  • Spiral notebooks
Left-handed scissors

Left-handed notebook

I bet you didn’t know

While 12% of the population seems minuscule, if you think about it, that small percentage accounts for over 750 million people. From that 750 million, we bet you didn’t know these celebrities were fellow lefties.

  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Former American President
  • Gordon Ramsay
Chef Gordon Ramsley is left-handed

League of Legends

If you’re a leftie, then congrats, you’re already part of a league of legends. And along with sharing this unique character with a few celebrities, here are a few advantages about being left-handed.

  • Brain organisation
  • Sports Gurus
  • Health perks

Now whether you’re left-handed or right-handed, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve got a little something for everyone this Left-Handers Day. Celebrate your uniqueness when you shop these left-hand friendly products and more on Loot.

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