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.
|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.|
|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.