Not meaning to derail the thread, but two of the most dysfunctional persons I have ever known are "lefties."
Edgar - yeah- I'm sure that's part of it - I tend to be drawn to people whose lifestyles and behaviors are just a little bit left of center - those are the people I like to teach, and those are the people I enjoy talking to and interacting with - probably mainly because I'm so damned responsible 99% of the time - it's like a little vacation to experience some disfunction vicariously through friends.
I wouldn't want to marry a majorly disfunctional person- I wouldn't want to have to depend upon a majorly disfunctional person in any way- but I like hanging out with people whose lives and experiences have been different than mine.
That being said - probably my three favorite people in the world (other than my mother) and I mean favorite in terms of how much I enjoy spending time with them - are left handed. All are musicians - one was an artist as well-another was a writer as well - and all three are kind of fucked up- yeah- but REALLY funny, devil may care sorts and fun to be around.
But here's an interesting question: do you think lefties might tend to have certain personality characteristics that others would consider disfunctional because of the way they're treated as 'different'? You know sort of a self-fulfilling prophesy of sorts?
Spendius - I thought Joe's image was beautiful because of the word 'sorrow' he included. I think that's a beautiful word - in fact one of the most beautiful in the English language. If it didn't have such negative connotations - I think I might have named my daughter that - or at least my dog...
And to me sorrow is not always necessarily negative - it's an emotion- necessary sometimes and a part of life...