A Left-biased post

Something that’s always interested me is why I was born left-handed. I’ve seen/read so many experts comment on what makes righties and lefties different. On one hand I want to say that’s a bunch of crap, like astrology, a bunch of stuff that’s vague enough to make us think we fit into that category. Then there’s the’s the curious side that wants to look at the cool facts about left-handed people; usually the curious side wins that battle. Here are some cool southpaw facts:

  • 5 of the last 8 American Presidents have been left-handed (Clinton, Bush Sr., Reagan, Ford & Obama)
  • Musicians: Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney,Tony Iommi and Kurt Cobain
  • Authors: H.G. Wells, Marshall McLuhan
  • Artists: Leonardo DaVinci, Michaelangelo, Raphael

It’s intriguing how, in some cultures, the left hand is perceived as unclean or symbolizes shame and misfortune. Such old stigmas that continue today. I know of many people who were beaten for using their left hand or had them tied behind their backs, and it’s probably one of the reasons why there are only about 10% of people dominant on that side. That being said, the Incas consider left-handed people to have spiritual abilities and had the power for magic and healing. Silver lining.

I’m happy being left-handed. Whenever I find someone who’s left-handed in the same group I always have to point it out. It’s a sickness. (If you’re left-handed comment and tell me!)

Here’s a funny comic, not about left-handed people, but drawn BYE left hands… of right-handed people. I know they’re not left-handed, but .. whatever it’s funny and so is the rest of their stuff at lefthandedtoons.com

Sources: Being Lefthanded , Wikipedia, Famous Left-handers

About Sean Bailey
I'm a Digital Communications specialist who also happens to be a tech geek that's addicted to reading, movies, music, sports and coffee. Anything said on this blog is my opinion (obviously).

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