#5. They’ll Die Sooner
Studies have shown that the number of left-handers who make it to old age is drastically lower than the number of their right-handed peers. In short, lefties tend to check out earlier. Why? Well, for one, lefties just have more accidents. The most agreed upon explanation is that lefties get in more accidents simply because they’re trying to maneuver in a world that’s upside down and backward to them.
#4. They’re More Likely to Go Insane
Although left-handed people make up only 10 percent of the population as a whole, they compose a full 20 percent of schizophrenics. If you like those odds, you should know that left-handedness is also associated with dyslexia, ADD and some mood disorders.
#3. They’re Screwed at School
Right out of the box, left-handed kids realize the world wasn’t quite made for them. At school, they do worse on timed exams and suffer awful back and neck cramps in the process. Why? Freaking right-handed desks. And scissors. And everything else.
#2. They’re More Easily Scared
Studies have shown that, if you’re left-handed, you’re twice as likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. Not that they don’t have reason to be afraid, considering that …
#1. Hating Them Is Ingrained in Our Culture
Left-handers in the Western World are kind of lucky that they only need to worry about annoyingly awkward tools. In certain parts of Africa, Europe and much of the Far East, it’s actually offensive to do anything with your left hand besides wipe your ass. For this and other reasons, the left hand is considered unclean and carries a cultural stigma.
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