Historically, left-handed people have been frowned upon for using what is considered the “lesser hand.” The fact of the matter is, lefties aren’t lesser. The use of that hand just means they’re more likely to come into various traits.
From artistic abilities and athleticism to anger and PTSD, here are some conditions more prone to lefties.
Thinking left-handed people are strange isn’t exactly a new concept in society. Throughout history, people with a dominant left hand have been looked down upon and have even been trained to use their right.
In some cultures, people who use their left hand for various things are even considered to be unclean.
In various countries, such as India, Nepal, and throughout the Middle East, a person tends to use their left hand for hygienic purposes. Because of this, people don’t use their left hand for, well, anything.
It is actually considered a cultural taboo to eat, shake a person’s hand, or even throw a ball using a left hand.
Western countries also have thoughts when it comes to the left hand, especially in religion. In Catholicism, the concept of a right-left split is pretty well known. In various pictures of Jesus and God, the former sits on the latter’s right-hand side.
The conflict between lefties and religion dates back further, though. In the 16th and 17th centuries, pretty much the heyday of crying “Witch!” women who used their left hands were, more often than not, accused of witchcraft.
This is because it was thought using one’s left hand was the sign they were working for the devil.
This thought process found its way into a lot of private Catholic schools, with teachers strictly enforcing their left-handed students to use only their right hand. If they did not, they would be punished.
While this stigma against lefties hasn’t necessarily followed them into modern times, it has left them with some possible conditions and traits.
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