Other notable lefties include: Jimmy Hendrix, Marilyn Monroe, Bill Gates, Neil Armstong AND Buzz Aldrin, Pablo Picasso, Bob Dylan, Joan of Arc, Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Winston Churchill, Queen Victoria, Arnold Palmer, Diego Maradona and Charlie Chaplin. These select few were all blessed with the gift of being left-handed.
Of course the naysayers, the envious right-handed masses, will be sure to point out the supposed “disadvantages” of being left-handed. So, for the sake of argument, let’s debunk some of the common “downsides” associated with being left-handed.
“Downside”: Lefties die younger
If you consider dying younger to be a downside, you’re obviously a right-hander. You see, left-handed individuals tend to live life to it’s fullest even if it knocks a few years off the end. As Mark Twain (also a lefty) once said, “let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”
“Downside”: We’re more likely to go insane
Call us genius, call us eccentric, or call us a tad bit insane, either way you look at it, having your mental composition questioned comes with the territory when you are gifted and left-handed.
Sure, watching “The Sixth Sense” may have frightened lefties such as myself – and more than we are willing to admit – but how we ultimately deal with fear is what defines us.