Who else out there is a lefty? Kudos to fellow lefty Randy Johnson’s perfect game last night!
How has being left-handed impacted your life both negatively or positively?
I do everything left handed except play guitar and golf. I bought my first guitar at a garage sale for $5 and the widow lady across the street gave me her husbands golf clubs after he died (I used to mow their lawn). So those two things I learned to do right handed at a young age.
As lefties, we are right brained, so that means that we should be more artistic, more creative but also more logical thinking and business minded. We tend not to like math or numbers or chemistry but excel in literature, science and the arts.
We are also statistically more likely to be involved in accidents, have serious injuries caused by machinery and power tools and to top it all off – we tend to die at a younger age (no doubt as a result of all those accidents and power tool mishaps).
Any lefty will tell you it impacts our lives somewhat both good and bad, I recall how the coach of the high school baseball team hunted me down freshman year to play on the varsity squad – where I was always one of only two or three total lefties on the team. So kids that may have been better players than me stayed on the Freshman/Sophomore teams but I was varsity all 4 years – mainly because I was left-handed.
And I want to scream every time I pay by credit card and am asked to sign that little screen with the stylus pen attached to a chain/cable that isn’t long enough to reach over the screen for a lefty to use.
I also think I never once turned in a homework assignment that looked neat as I drag my hand through the fresh ink of everything I have ever written in pen.
Did any of you have anyone trying and change you to the “right way” as a kid? (nuns at Catholic school were famous for this practice).
Do you ever find yourself watching TV or a movie and saying “Hey, he/she is a lefty” and did you ever notice how many celebrities are left-handed? It seems a relatively high number are and this could be as a result of the “right brained” thing.