Because you are amazing, just the way you are.
Whether its birthday, anniversary or any notable event, every day has its own significance in our lives. It matters to us because it speaks about a feeling or a moment that is somehow close to us. Being a lefty (left-handed author), I must talk about the day that makes me and the 10% of the world’s population different from the rest 90%. However, it’s hard to live in a world designed for right-handed people, left handers have survived shiningly. On 13 August, International Left-handers day, I am going to talk about some of the most interesting and less known facts about being left handed for life. (It’s not that easy though.)
If I know all this earlier, I would have had a remarkable journey while growing up as a left-handed author.
8 Less Known Left Handed People Facts
Lefties often tend to thrive in the original visual experience, while righties are mostly renowned for their expertise in maths and science. You can find such lefties making money from different creative careers and living a more in-depth and meaningful life. This happens due to the use of the right side of the brain as all righties use the left side in general. For the record, 4 out of the 5 original designers of Macintosh computer apple were left handed.
2. Emotional & Big Thinker
One of the other exciting aspects of being left-handed is that they are emotional and sensitive. Being a lefty makes you think from your heart and not mind, and that will be your life, forever. However, this also creates the ability to think big & out of the box for the magical future.
3. Higher IQs
Lefties are genius. Per the research at St. Lawrence University in New York, there were more about 140 more left handed people with IQs when compared to right-handed people. Not to mention, Albert Einstien, Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, and Benjamin Franklin, all were lefties. Hard to fight with history, right?
4. Famous & Classy- Lefties make their way
If you don’t know, some of the most famous and renowned people in the world are lefties. Such as Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, Justin Beiber, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman,. In Bollywood also, celebs such as Amitabh Bachchan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Karan Johar, Hugh Jackman. Maybe being a lefty is the secret to success.
5. King by Nature, Leader by Heart.
If we talk about the stats, you will get to know some of the most affluent people who have been there and done it remarkably. Queen mother, Queen Elizabeth second, Prince Charles, Prince William are some of the left handers. Moreover, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, among famous US president such as Bill Clinton, Barach Obama, George H.W. Bush, Gerald Ford, are also left-handed. Some scientists claim that lefties are capable of a broader scope of thinking, which makes for a tremendous presidential quality.
6. Always have a Troubled Childhood. (My Childhood Story within)
For decades in all cultures, left-handed people where deliberated as unlucky, crooked or even evil. The word “Sinister” comes from a Latin expression for the left. They also have been considered with the darkness and the devil. That is why almost all left-handed children’s have to go through the pain of accustoming their mind to write from the right hand. I have been through a hard time when my teacher used to beat and force me to write from the right hand. I tried many times, but in the end, I always end up using the left side. Today, when I look back at the memory, I laugh and wonder what name I have given to myself if I have forgotten how to write and do things from the left hand. (Left handed author) We must not fall in such meaningless customs and haunt or torture our children. If they are lefty, they are probably special from the rest 90% of the entire world population. Isn’t that enough?
7. Lefties get the attention always.
Left-handed people get noticed with the use of their hands while eating, meeting and playing sports. Although some of the greatest players in the world are left-handed, the struggle to get along with everything is real.
8. Love for Booze
Though Lefties are most perceptive and intuitive, they have been seen close to drink more than righties. They drink more frequently than righties however there’s no sign of being an absolute addicted to the drinking habit. Lefties just like to have more life and fun.
Want to know what makes lefties so cool? Watch this.
Here’s some of the infographic to fill you up about Left-handed people!
Share the post with all your left handed friends and remind them that they are loved and not alone. Tell them how cool they truly are.
Happy International Left-Handers Day Everyone!