From: Dismal Seepage Indiana
MY whole life believe it or not has been a struggle to communicate with the written word. In part this is due to being forced in early grade school to write right handed. In thoses long lost days it was not allowed ..... EVERYONE Wrote right handed. So what effect could this have on a person. The reare folks here with far more degrees to there name than me.
My entire learning ability would have been different if I had been alowed to write left handed as that would make me a right brain dominate person. I won't bore you with the trouble it has caused me and is in its own way a kind of learning disability. t be came almost impossible for me to learn certain things like proper written english, math and other such things.
There was a fellow once who was born with an astigmatism, everything he read was percieved backwards of how it was really written. He had grave problems compensating, and had a lot to uphold, family-wise as his family had been full of achievers, militarily and in business.
As he grew older, he had learned to hide his disability so well almost nobody was aware he had it. He was allowed into West Point, and in time gained a commission.
He was always trying to stand out, was an excellent shot, took great risks in combat against Pancho Villas bandits, and was wounded and decorated in WW1..
He stood out so well that Gen Pershing once personally "drafted " him to participate in the Olympics,to represent the U.S. in shooting and horsemanship.
With only a few weeks notice, he managed to place something like 7th place..
His army career continued, and while often controversial, he would never be called a coward, and was always leading his men by example.
This was G.S.Patton Jr.