The Next President? A Lefty.

This is probably the only political post I’ll ever make, but I did a double take while watching the Presidential debate tonight to see that both Barack Obama and John McCain are LEFTIES!

Since only about 7 to 10 percent of the population are lefties to start with, and me proudly being one of them (hey — I can’t snap my fingers or curl my tongue, but I’m a lefty!) I found this very interesting fact to be, well, very interesting.

Supposedly, although others argue the veracity of this theory, left-handed people live out of their “right minds”, or, the creative side of the brain, in comparison to righties living out of their left brain, or, the analytical, logical mind.  

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right-brained [rahyt-breynd] Pronunciation KeyShow IPA Pronunciation
–adjective
1. having the right brain dominant, therefore being more adept at spatial and nonverbal concepts and being more creative and emotional than logical and analytical.
2. of or pertaining to a person whose right brain is dominant.

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left-brained [leftbreynd] Pronunciation KeyShow IPA Pronunciation
–adjective
1. having the left brain dominant, therefore being more adept at logic, calculation, language, andother thought processes or skills usually associated with the left brain.
2. of or pertaining to a person whose left brain is dominant.

Although, I do have to say, where writers are concerned — if righties are good with language, and lefties with creativity — it almost sounds like half a dozen of one, six of another.

What’s so interesting to me about being a lefty, is that scientists still aren’t sure why lefties are lefties. According to scientific theory, I could have had a right-handed twin who was absorbed into the womb (my favorite one) or too much testosterone in-utero.

So what if I can’t whistle. I’m a lefty like the President.

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2 Responses

  1. This post totally cracked me up. 🙂

    I must admit not to being left handed. However, some months ago, while goofing around, I discovered I can write with my left foot. (but not my right one) Go figure.
    So can I be an honorable member of your leftey club? 🙂

  2. You can write with your foot? : ) And left foot, at that. Hmmm. Sounds like an honorary Lefty club member to me!

    Lol!

    Em : )

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