I heard somewhere, a long time ago, that the custom of clasping the right hand when meeting someone (which became the handshake)was a sign of peace. As the weapon, as Barry said, was held in the right hand, when the right hand clasped the right hand of another then neither could raise the weapon against the other. So it follows that a left handed person could hold the right hand of a foe falsly in peace and stab him in the back. There is where left handed people get the bad wrap. There is always the few who wreck things for the rest.
Being a total and complete left handed person, I am constantly challenged by the righthanded ness of our society and have heard that left handed people do not live as long because of the constant challenges. Now I wonder if all the negative terms and feelings are not adding to the demise. Now I learn that most primates are left handed? I could have been happier without that information!
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In Print This Week:
Jan 19, 2017
vol XXVIII issue 3
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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