by akshay mahajan on 12:02
It's liking living in a mirror.
Most people in the world hold their pen,their paintbrush,their guitar their violin with their "right-hand" ,but few may have realized that it is possible to write or do things the other way around.
If you look into the mirror and comb your hair, or brush your teeth, the mirror shows you my context of thought.The case is that I write and do most my daily chores and jobs with my left hand.Writing with your the left is different from writing with your right, but the output (this hard to believe for some) is the same.Right-handed people, hold their pens between their thumb and their index fingers in anticlockwise sense and write in a left to right sense.I do the same but , I just hold the pen with my left and the pen is in the clockwise sense.
Living In India , a country where symbolism and signs are taken pretty seriously, magnifies theentire "lefty-thing" all together. Shopkeepers to Rickshaw-wallas to Priests have not excepted money if I offer them it with my left hand.Not to mention , each time I sign my name somewhere , I'm bound to get one of those left comments, the most common being "Aap kaise likhte ho..."("How do you write ??)or "How do you hold the pen" or "How do manage to hold the pen like that""Does effect your writing speed in exams??" the list goes on..Some people imitate the way I HOLD the pen(using their right hand) and snicker behind my back.
I should have got used it by now, and I have.
But the phenomenon goes far , it give me a view in people a front row seat in the psyche human mind.
People who are differrent ,people who are not in herd,people with differrent experiences are looked at differrently then the demographic. The picked up and put into a pigeon-hole.
Nomeclature is important for humans.
A - "Do you watch Cricket?"
If your response is for example is
then if A watches Cricket..
the response you'll get wil be
A - " Why ??"
but if the responds to the underlined question differrently and says
B - "Yes , I watch Cricket"
you'l get a more favourable response
A - "Great , did you see India play yesterday, Sachin was awesome"
Basically our freind , A is trying to sort B into a common pigeonhole. If he gets a positive response he stereotypes him and places him under "Cricket Watching".
But if gets a negative response , our freind A will try to find out Why , he can't understand why .
The same thing happens in Racial stereo-typing, but things can get far more hairly here.
The same thing happens to right handed people when they see a left-hand person writing .
They don't seem to understand why people need to write with their left when they can do with their right, and they ask why ??
the next time you see somebody looking ,doing ,feeling
differrently look in to the mirror, for he/she is just your mirror