Make that 6 facts if you didn’t already know I am left handed! Yes, I’m a proud lefty, no thanks to the teacher who tried to make me write with the ‘right’ hand. They did that to the King of England too, didn’t they? Thankfully for me, my mother saved the day and explained how genetics made me left handed!
Here are 5 Left Handed Facts that might help you right handed folks to appreciate us more!
1. We’re normal – in fact, we’re above-normal – we’re excellent!
Despite all the bad names left handed people are called we’ve done pretty well for ourselves in all areas. Michael Angelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Albert Einstein were left-handed, not to mention several US Presidents and even Bart Simpson! 4 of the 5 original designers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed. Put that in your pipe and smoke it all your name callers!
“If the left side of your brain controls the right side of your body, and the right side of your brain controls the left side of your body, then left-handed people must be the only ones in their right minds.” ~ W.C. Fields
2. We’re survivors
The world is biased against us. People laugh when we struggle with a pair of scissors, or write in an awkward way, or put the kettle on the hob facing the wrong side. No, we’re not clumsy, it’s just that cutting implements, pens, some writing desks and lots of day to day tools are not made for the left-handed. We have problems winding clock-work toys and tying laces too. Yet, not matter how awkward we may seem, we survive and even thrive! Thankfully too, we now have access to implements made for the left-handed.
3. We’re more creative
According to research published in the American Journal of Psychology, there is some evidence that left handed people have the upper hand in at least one creative facet — they’re better at divergent thinking, a method of idea generation that explores many possible solutions. Source – Everyday Health
4. We’re better at multi-tasking
Since the right side of the brain and the left side of the brain have to converse more quickly in the left handed, according to researchers, we’re better at multi-tasking and handling large amounts of unorganized material.
5. We have our own day
Initiated by the Left Handers Club in 1992, International Left Handers Day is celebrated on August 13th.
And just so you know, I’m left-handed but I’m always right! 🙂
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Pravs was one of those who was made to write with his right even though he was a leftie by birth. Today he is almost comfy with using either of his hands….
Did not know you were a lefty Corinne 🙂 I also did not know there was day dedicated to you guys! How cool 🙂
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H is thrilled there’s a special day for him! And it happens to be my husband’s birthday that same day. Your post made us so happy. Thanks.
My sister is left-handed and they tried to make her right-handed when she was young but gave up. She only writes left-handed though and does everything else with her right. I’ll agree on the creativity front for sure — she’s great at drawing and well, is a graphic designer and copywriter. She’s the one who designed my logo and my header…
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