A recent New York Magazine article described being a lefty with some pretty brutal language!
A recent study found that lefties’ salaries tend to be 10 percent lower than those of righties; other research shows that the left-handed face a higher risk of dyslexia, stuttering, autism, depression, schizophrenia, migraines, inflammatory-bowel disease, and multiple sclerosis. “Some scientists even consider left-handedness a mild birth defect, since it may be caused in the womb when a mother feels distressed, or when oxygen is cut off during the birth process,” says Daniel Casasanto, an assistant professor of psychology at the New School.
I’ve actually heard that being lefty can be a huge advantage in many ways. Here’s a partial list:
1. Being left-handed is an advantage in many sports.
2. Lefties have a greater chance of being a genius — or having a high IQ.
3. Left handed men may make more money.
4. Left handed people adjust more easily to seeing underwater.
5. Lefties are better able to multitask.
6. Some left-handed individuals have better memories
7. Generally, lefties are better at playing video games
8. Left handed stroke victims recover faster than right handed stroke victims.
9. Left-handed people are likely to be more visual than language-based, making them ideal for artistic pursuits.
10. Southpaw drivers are more successful at learning to drive than right handed people.
Which brings us to our Lovely Morning question of the day: are you a Lefty or a Righty?