posted on Sep, 9 2010 @ 11:54 PM
I'm a lefty and I've got some theories about why some lefties seem to be more adept at certain tasks. Having to live in a world where most people
don't have to worry about things like which way a door opens or how to use scissors, lefties have to think about that. We spend our lives
compensating for how the rest of the world works so we tend to have a better appreciation of spacial qualities of things.
As far as sports go, there are a number of NFL quarterbacks, Major league pitchers, professional boxers, etc. who are lefties. With lefty
quarterbacks, when they pass the ball, it spins backwards from the way it does when a right handed quarterback throws it, making the balls harder to
catch by an opponents defense. The receivers on the lefty's team get used to catching these balls.
With boxers, or for that matter, fencers, being left handed has tons of advantages. Lefties get use to fighting right handed opponents while right
handed people have less chance to get use to fighting lefties. We do everything in mirror to what they do and many righties have problems compensating
for that. Thus, we tend to be better at certain sports.
I also have a theory that we lefties were genetically engineered to be the leaders of the human race by the alien "gods" who made us. There are
approximately 10 righties for every lefty in the world. I want my ten servants here tomorrow. I have yard work that needs to be done.
On a final note, I found left handed scissors so I don't use my right hand to cut with.