Problems and perspective
Posted July 5, 2014on:
BuzzFeed’s videos are designed more to entertain than to inform even when they claim to be factual.
That said, I can relate to the problems highlighted in the video because I am a leftie. However, most of the problems can be solved quite easily by adapting to the circumstances.
If you want to avoid bumping elbows, switch seats. If a pen is tethered to the right, bring your own. If ring binders get in the way of writing, remove the paper.
You do not need to change the world. You need only change your expectations and behaviour. Like the saying goes: Don’t sweat the small stuff.
For the bigger things, you have retailers that make leftie baseball gloves and guitars. You have lefties with leftie shops selling leftie pens, can openers, scissors, etc.
Whether something is a big problem or not is often a matter of perspective. Some, like first world problems, are trivial and can be ignored. Some only need a change in individual behaviour. It is the big and important problems whose solutions serve many people that are we should focus on.