Are you aware that 13th August is celebrated all over the world as International Lefthanders Day? Many popular and affluent Hollywood actors like Angelina Jolie, Hugh Jackman, Robert Redford, Keanu Reeves, Nicole Kidman and Julia Roberts are all left handed. Famous sports personalities like Vasim Akram, Pele, Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe and Maradona are also left handed. Renowned politicians like George Bush and Winston Churchill were also left handed.
In our own country India, we have famous celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, Kapil Sharma, Sunny Leone, Mona Singh, Shweta Salve and sports persons like Zaheer Khan, Mary Kom, Yuvraj Singh and Sourav Ganguly who are lefthanders.We even have the official Indian Left Hander Club in India . The club is founded by Sandip Bishnoi and has nearly 10 lakh members throughout the country. The club even has many left handed Indian celebrities as its members .
Famous comedian Kapil Sharma recently mentioned on his show that he is a lefthander and he also urged the people not to treat left handed people as inferior ones. This concern has often been shared by the other left handed people.
Four out of the seven most recent American Presidents have been left handed. Left- handed people are said to be more artistic. Left handers are better at multi-tasking, thinking and 3D perception. They can adjust to seeing underwater much faster than the right handed people. According to a recent studies, left handed college graduates become 26% richer later in their career than their right handed counterparts.
I found it quite funny that we have to celebrate International Lefthanders Day but it is a fact that left handers are usually mocked at without any reason. May be this celebration is just to draw attention to the fact that being left handed is nothing to be mocked at.
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