When I was a wee lad my Dad taught me how to swing a baseball bat. He was a big time player in the old industrial softball leagues that used to exist in and around Chicago in the 40's and 50's and he could hit a 16 inch softball as far as a major league player can hit a hardball. So he taught me to swing. I was too young to learn the intrinsic mechanics of the act of swinging, he just taught me how to hold the bat and swing at the ball. That, and the fact that I am left handed and he taught me to swing right handed will come into this, later.
When I was twenty five years old I started playing golf. As much as I love the game, in all the years I have played I have never learned to play well. It's my swing. You see, I'm left handed but I swing right handed. When I say that, what you don't get, yet, is the I am VERY left handed. And when I swing a club, everything happens from the left side of my body, when it REALLY needs to happen from the right. Did I mention I am very left handed? No matter how much I try, it just doesn't seem to work properly for me. And if I turn it around and try to swing left handed, I feel VERY uncomfortable and uncoordinated. Because I was taught to swing right handed at a very young age.
There are people who live their whole lives feeling like that. Like no matter what they do they're swinging righty when they should be swinging lefty. Like they're always just slightly out of step. Like they never do anything right.
Me? I'm going to learn how to swing left handed. I know I'll be able to play a better game once I get it down. Because when all is said and done, I AM very left handed and it's what I should have been doing all along. However, knowing what I have to do does NOT mean it's going to be easy. Or quick. And there's no REAL guarantee it will ultimately work out, but it makes sense and it sure doesn't work this way. At least I have a goal now. Something to work at.
The people leading the 'lefty in a righty world' lives? They often need help. They often fall to problems and issues that aren't always their fault. Like depression and anxiety. And addiction. Sometimes all they need is guidance. All they need is a little help. Now read the next paragraph - repeated here from yesterday and will be repeated tomorrow.
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