There are left-handed people in every corner of the world, and they make up about 10 to 20% of the population. While left-handedness may seem like a small difference, lefties have some major advantages over righties. Here are 11 reasons why left-handed people are better at almost everything:
by David Stone
for Assorted Ideas, Large & Small
1. Lefties are more creative.
A left-handed person’s dominant brain hemisphere is the right one, which is responsible for creativity and imagination. This means that lefties are more likely to come up with new ideas and solutions.
2. Lefties are better at multitasking.
Left-handed people’s brains are wired differently than righties’, and one of the benefits is that lefties are better at multitasking. This is because lefties use both sides of their brains equally, allowing them to process information faster and more efficiently.
3. Lefties are better fighters.
A left-handed person’s dominant hand is their left hand, which is also the hand that they use to throw punches. This means that left-handed people are more likely to be successful at boxing and other martial arts.
4. Lefties are better at sports.
A left-handed person’s dominant hand is also their dominant eye, which gives them an advantage when playing sports. Lefties are more likely to be successful in sports that require hand-eye coordination, such as golf and tennis.
5. Lefties are better drivers.
Left-handed people are better drivers because they use their left hand to steer the car and their right hand to change gears. This allows them to process information faster and make decisions more quickly.
6. Lefties are better at math.
A left-handed person’s dominant brain hemisphere is the left one, which is responsible for math skills and logic. This means that lefties are more likely to be successful in math and science courses.
7. Lefties are better at writing.
Some studies show that left-handed children score higher on verbal reasoning or are more likely to be in gifted programs. Left-handers also have a larger corpus callosum. This is the bundle of nerve cells connecting the two brain hemispheres. This suggests that “left-handers have enhanced connectivity between the two hemispheres and hence superior information processing.
8. Lefties are better at drawing.
A left-handed person’s dominant hand is their left hand, which is also the hand that they use to draw. This means left-handed people are more likely to be good artists because they have more control over their left hands.
9. Left-Handed people are more unusual.
Left-handed people are more unusual than right-handed people, which means they stand out more. This can be a major advantage in fields such as show business or advertising. (One thing I will never concede is that they are better-looking. Even if they are.)
10. Lefties are better at problem-solving.
A left-handed person’s dominant brain hemisphere is the right one, which is responsible for problem-solving and critical thinking. This means lefties are more likely to be successful at solving difficult problems.
11. Lefties are more unique.
There are left-handed people in every corner of the world, and they make up about 10% of the population. This makes lefties a rare and unique group of people, which gives them an advantage in life.
Conclusion on Left-Handed People Are Better at Almost Everything
I confess to an ulterior motive in producing this list. Smothered beneath my right-handed life, I suspect, is a lefty. I imitated my three older brothers, all righties because no other option occurred to me.
By the time I made a horrible mess of handwriting, it was too late, and the teachers never suggested the option anyway. They just gave me bad grades, which is what they do.
But my little sister is a lefty from birth, and while it may be fun watching her do some things in this right-handed world, anyone who knows us will tell you that she’s better at almost everything.
Deprived, I finally reinvented myself as a switch-hitter in baseball. My power is greater from the right side, but the left has more grace and beauty. And I sometimes brush my teeth left-handed, but never when anyone is looking.
My conclusion, as a not as smart righty, is that it’s true: left-handed people are better at almost everything. And despite our hopes and dreams, most of us will never get there.
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