Why are some people left-handed and others right-handed? Does it mean something?
Hi B.G., Because we pre-selected it that way. Just like we preselect our body shapes and sizes, our life themes, our families….. I know, I know, you are asking ‘what?!” But yes, it is true, we chart all those things. And when we do it, we are on The Other Side, blissed out in a state of Nirvana and literally checking off boxes: “yes, I want the big feet, the hairy arms, the gapped smile, the pear shape, the great abs, the height of…” ….and so on. It all sounds so good when we are there!
Left handed people are in a special class because in choosing to be left handed comes a lifetime of it’s own adventures. The world is situated to the right. Screws, doorknobs, light bulbs, etc, all turn right. Knives are serrated to service the right handed. Buttons and plackets are designed for those who are right hand dominant. Mugs with messages are made for right hands (when lefties hold the mug, they never get to see the message). Even watches (the old fashioned kind that must be wound) have a knob on the right that must be turned to the right. In historical times, people who were left handed were often persecuted and felt to be (you guessed it), ‘not right’ in their head. Modern science, however, has shown left handed people to be highly creative & innovative thinkers, using the right side of the brain which is often associated with those traits. Right handed people use the left side of their brains.
Left handed people have a great bond with one another because we are in the minority living in a right handed world. We are forced to be more adaptable and truly appreciative of details. Cumulative stress for left handed people living in a right handed world is said by scientists to our lower life expectancy by several years when compared to our right handed counterparts. Now pass me my special scissors.