Only left-handers are in the RIGHT minds
Anyways I borrowed a book off my cousin (Jathu.tumblr.com - check him out) called A left-Handed History of the world. It’s a dope read for any of you who are left-handed who want to fit into this right-handed world, or wanna know more about the great left-handed people from the past and what they did for mankind. Each person in the book has specific traits that you can match up to yourself to see if you’re similar to them.
All my life I’ve been left-handed and growing up in a culture where they used to look down on left-handedness is a pain in the ass. Everytime I do something, I hear from somewhere, Oh you’re left handed, Hey your kid does this left-handed, why do you use your left-hand etc. It gets annoying man. But I’ve never given a shit and have been proud of being one. By the way I’m completely left-sided. If my entire right half of the body was paralyzed, I’d be alright.
I’ve also heard people always telling me left-handed people were more creative, more this and more that and I think of myself in that aspect all the time. And so after reading about all these influential people and what they’ve done, I want to use my left-handedness in the same way.
By the way one of my greatest idols is Julius Caesar (at one point in my life I called myself that). But I found out he was also left-handed so it makes me that much closer to him. Just a little fact about him: Julius Caesar was the one who invented the right-handed handshake that we use in our everyday lives, but he used it for a completely different purpose. He did use it to greet someone and to create a bond with that someone but why use the right hand if you were left handed? Cause if something went wrong between the two, Julius Caesar, the left-handed one, would have his dominant hand free while the right-handed individual’s hand would be locked up. So just letting you know, if you ever wanna fuck with me while we’re shaking hands, you might see a southpaw in your face real fast.
But yo it’s a great read so far, most definitely check it out if you’re left-handed, or if you’re not check it out anyway and envy the 10% of us.
Incognito State of Mind