Friday, June 13, 2008

Left-Handed Living

I go out of my way to learn about people and see what makes them tick, especially lefties. An overall consensus I have learned about this minority, is that they are all versatile people. Lefties process information in a unique manner, not just because they use their left hand to write and throw. "Southpaws" solve problems in an entirely different methodology than our right handed counterparts. We're all familiar with lefty's creativity and being "right brain" vs. "left brain", but that's baloney. Nobody uses solely only your right or left brain ( I think the core ethos of being left-handed is: adaptability and accommodation.

Being left handed, is all about versatility. I think left handed folks are very cognizant of their environment and can rapidly change to overcome obstacles. In a day and age of new ideas and "outside the box" mentality, left-handed people have been "hardwired and designed" to see things differently. Being able to adapt to a world that is run and controlled by the majority, lefties are truly an exception to natural selection. Every organism on earth has to be able to adapt to changing situations and stimuli (or else they will die), and lefties have to work harder than the norm. When confronted with challenges, lefties (in their divergent minds) have the inane ability to analyze, decipher, synthesize and react to issues= through accommodation.

I remember going to a job interview a few years ago and telling the interviewer that I was left-handed. Not a very conventional thing to bring up in an interview, but I thought, (and still do) that being left hand dominant is a character trait that is worth mentioning. It's a subconscious, neurological difference that separates us from the rest of the world.

What is left-handed?

A state of mind

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