Left Handed vs. Right Handed: Who is better?

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Difference between Left Handed and Right Handed

Being right handed or left handed isn't really something that is chosen but something that happens as you grow up. You either start writing right handed or you start left handed. The majority of the world is right handed and only about 7-10% of adults are left handed. Left handed individuals have a pretty hard time in the world because many things aren't made left handed. Everything from cameras to the computer mouse and cars are made for the right handed person. In colleges the desk is always to the right side, making it hard for a left handed person.

Left Handed
Right Handed

Writing

One thing in particular that differentiates between the two is how they write their letters. For a left handed individual it is a lot harder to write because they have to learn to curl their hand over their paper and pencil or pen. This has to be done because of the way notebooks and desks are made in school. A left handed person also has to take their hand off the notebook quite a few times making it harder to write and easier to smudge. A right handed person doesn't have to worry about this so their hand writing generally comes out cleaner and nicer.

Products

Almost all products when made were and are made for right handed users. This is because only 7-10% of the adults in this world are left handed. This makes it difficult for left handed persons to use different products like guitars or notebooks and binders. Think about baseball gloves back in the day. They were made only for right handed users, so all left handed people couldn't really play baseball without it causing a problem. This has been corrected in the baseball world, but as for notebooks, binders and computer devices, no such luck for left handed users!

Coping

It’s quite hard for a left handed user to cope in this world. However the upside is that many left handed individuals are above average intellectually. There are quite a few geniuses that were left handed and many left handed people are highly skilled in math, art and sports. These same individuals also are stronger because they have to deal with more ridicule and a harder time trying to using the components that society and manufactures make for us. It’s harder to cope with but those individuals grow up being stronger and more educated.

Summary

According to C. McManus of London, left-handers' brains have a reduced range of abilities and that the genes responsible for this condition are in charge of the language centers in the brain.

  • Only 7 – 10% of the adult population is left handed, the rest are obviously right handed.
  • Left handed individuals are known to be highly intelligent and many are very skilled in sports, art and other subjects.
  • Right handed individuals have an easier time learning how to write and have an easier time in school because the desks cater to right handed people.
  • It’s harder for left handed people to use a computer mouse, cameras and other things that are made for a right-hander. However this challenge helps left handed individuals gain a stronger appreciation for hard work. 

Which one are you?
  • Left Handed
  • Right Handed
 
 

Discuss It: comments 2

Actually left handed people considered to be very famous, Check a few of the popular left handers here.

American Presidents:

Barack Obama

Bill Clinton

George H.W. Bush

Gerald Ford

Ronald Reagan

Movies/TV:

Angelina Jolie

Bruce Willis

Charlie Chaplin

David Letterman

Diane Keaton

Emma Thompson

Goldie Hawn

Howie Mandel

Jay Leno

Jerry Seinfeld

Julia Roberts

Keanu Reeves

Marilyn Monroe

Nicole Kidman

Oprah Winfrey

Robert DeNiro

Robert Redford

Sarah Jessica Parker

Slyvester Stallone

Tom Cruise

Whoopie Goldberg

Tennis:

John McEnroe

Martina Navratilova

Monica Seles

Artists:

Leonardo da Vinci

Michelangelo

Music:

Bob Dylan

Ludwig van Beethoven

Martina McBride

Paul McCartney

Phil Collins

Ringo Starr

Seal

Wynton Marsalis

science:

Albert Einstein

Benjamin Franklin

Isaac Newton

Others:

Alexander the Great

David Rockefeller

H.G. Wells

Henry Ford

Julius Caesar

Napoléon Bonaparte

The list goes on and on...

  • Guest
  • Slyvanie Tyrael wrote on March 2011

Hey, I am a left-handed

and I am an artist, it's great!

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