Life of a lefty can be tough

McKenzie Mazzella – Mustangs Ahead

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- In a world full of right-handed people, being left-handed can be difficult.

There’s no denying it, lefties are the odd ones out. Lefties make up about ten percent of the general population in the world.

Being left-handed causes complications everyday, whether it’s opening a soup can, zipping clothes or keeping paper in a binder when you write.  In the everyday life of a lefty, there’s usually no left-handed scissors or non-smudge ink pens lying around.

In every brain, there are two hemispheres, the left and the right. Experts say the brain’s right hemisphere controls the left side of the body, while the left hemisphere controls the right side.

The right side of the brain reportedly holds all of your creative thoughts, when the left side holds all of the math skills. Therefore, the lefties of the world also tend to be more creative.

Although there are many takebacks of being a left-handed person, there are actually a few positive aspects.

In many sports, lefties have a leg up on the other players, seeing that their next move is always a surprise or comes in a different way then you would normally see.

Lefty pitchers in baseball or softball usually have an advantage against the opposing batter. While batting against a left-handed pitcher, players see the ball come in and spin a different way than you would if they were batting against a righty. A left-handed catcher also has an easier time throwing down to first base to get a runner out.

At the end of the day, 90 percent of the population doesn’t have their own celebratory day. National Left Handers Day is August 13.