9 Left-Handed People Reveal The Worst Things About Being A Southpaw

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Being left-handed must be difficult business.

As a righty, I have no real understanding of just how difficult the struggle can be for the left-handers among us.

From desks, to scissors, to writing with pens, being a left-handed person seems like a real drag.

What's more, it appears being left-handed is on the rise.

According to a 2007 article in The Guardian, left-handedness has increased dramatically over the last century from just 3 percent of the population at the turn of the 20th century to 11 percent of the population today.

This, however, may just be because being left-handed is now more socially acceptable than it was way back in the day.

As Keith Milsom, owner and operator of, told The Guardian,

My father, Reg Milsom, was born in 1930 and went to school in the 1940s and 1950s. He had his left hand tied behind his back. If he was seen writing with it, he would be smacked with a ruler. With that kind of treatment, many children changed their writing hand.

And sure, kids may not be getting abused in school anymore, but that doesn't mean things have really improved. Check out a few of the gripes left-handers of Reddit say they experience on a near daily basis.

Using any writing instrument sucks.

Trying to be creative with tools also blows.

Playing sports of any kind is a real nightmare.

Forget trying to be a firearms enthusiast.

Kitchen utensils are also a real pain in the ass.

Have fun trying to be a musician as a lefty.

Also, if you're left-handed you should probably give up on school now.

And you know what, forget dinner dates as well.

In fact, if you're a leftie, how are you even reading this on the Internet??