Left Handers

Left Handers Left Handers, how are they different and how do they excel?

I often watch ice hockey. It is interesting how many of the great players shoot left–are left handed. Look at any sport and you will see that many of the stars are left-handed: tennis, baseball, lacrosse and others.





(Pictured, My son, a southpaw)

I play tennis myself and meeting a left-hander is not fun, as they are often very good. Some studies suggest that left handed people tend to go in forcareers in architecture, art, engineering, acting and somefields of medicine or law, suggests expert Elias. Left Handers of History Many US presidents have been left handed as well, as many of them have been lawyers–a field with many lefties. Indeed, Bill Clinton, Gerald Ford, Harry S. Truman and Herbert Hoover were all left-handed lawyers. Ronald Reagan and actor was also left-handed.

Barack Obama is also a leftie. Al Gore, (almost the president) is also left-handed. Psychology professor, Lorin Elias argues that the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body. Thus southpaws are better at visual arts, language and spatial coordination, which are skills found most often in the brain`s right lobes. Julius Caesar, Charlemagne, Alexander the Great, Queen Victoria, and Winston Churchill were all left handed too.

One of my sons as mentioned, is left-handed. He is very funny, intelligent and a pretty good athlete too. What he will end up doing I don`t know yet, he is still young, but it is interesting to see what many left-handers end up as. From Left Handers to Ready to Soar (home) Are you a lefty or have a story about being left-handed Do you have a great story about this?

Share it! Tell us about a great left-handed person, or tell us your own experiences about being left-handed. What are the highs and lows? Anything else you can add?

About kintaro63

Writer and teacher in Japan
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