For years, doctors tried to convert lefties into righties,
punishing them for doing what came naturally—writing, drawing, even playing
catch with their left hand instead of their right. Nowadays we’ve come to see
the light, and we’re feelin’ the love for our left-handed hunnies. Here are 4
reasons you totally rock:
You’re pretty unique.
Experts estimate that only 10 percent of the population is left-handed.
Ambidextrous? Welcome to the 1 percent!
Chances are you’re wicked creative. While studies have debunked the myth that lefties
are smarter than righties—we’re all equally brilliant, babes!—there is some
evidence that shows that left-handers are better at what’s called divergent
thinking, or developing new concepts from existing knowledge, the Wall
Street Journal reports.
You’re helping scientists understand the brain. Because the way the brain operates in lefties is
different from the way it works in righties, scientists are taking note and
beginning to research the pathways that can lead to mental disorders like ADHD,
schizophrenia and mood disorders.
You’re in really, really good company. Six of the last 12
presidents are left-handed (including Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and George
H.W. Bush!). Historical figures Joan of Arc and Queen Victoria were left
handed, as were Helen Keller and Judy Garland. Modern-day lefties include
Oprah, Julia Roberts and Justin Bieber.
Are you a lefty? Represent!
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 12/15/2011 2:34:00 PM
POSTED IN Love your bod, self-esteem