posted on Oct, 26 2005 @ 02:48 PM
I'm left-handed too, but I don't think I'm a different race...
Honestly, the most interesting thing about it is the difference between being right-brained or left-brained.
My whole life I've felt like the odd man out, not beause I use my left had, but because I feel like I have a completely different thought process
going on. It's caused me more grief than I care to recall. It's part of why they considered being left haned a learning disorder back in the day,
and honestly, that might be close to the truth. I don't know if I would go so far as to say it's a disorder, but it definitely requires a different
I am constantly misunderstood, or misinterpreted. I can't solve Math problems using the same process as everyone else, and got bad grades because of
it. I would get the right answers, but when 'showing my work' I was penalized because I did not follow the right formula or thought process they
wanted to see. I didn't even understand it, so I couldn't pretend to fake it.
It doesn't have to be just a math problem either, to this day I have difficulty with group work because when we're faced with a problem I usually
try to reason it out in the exact opposite way everyone else does.
Basically, I feel like I do everything backwards, including thinking.
When I was in first grade, you couldn't even read my name on my papers without using a mirror. I wrote everything exactly backwards, and to this
day, I still can. It wasn't that they were trying to teach me to use my other hand, it was just something I did.
I would say I'm more atristic than most, but I think it's just because I have to struggle to express myself to others, and there is a lot more
freedom and possibilities for complex concepts with whatever art form you lean to.
My grandfather was also left-handed, and I spent a lot of time with him as a child, so everyone in the family just thinks I took after him, but I
think it's really genetic.
I'm having the hardest time trying to articulate what I mean by feeling like my whole life has been backwards...
Any other left-handers feel that way?
Thanks for that little bit at the bottom by the way, to whomever, but I was referring to difficulty with describing the situation. I already read
that others feel backwards. Now I'm wondering how to deal with it.
[edit on 26-10-2005 by LucyStoner76]