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Left-Handed People Face Many Unique Challenges

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The majority of the world caters to righties, which makes sense seeing as the vast majority of people on Earth are right-handed. (Don't worry, we still love you, lefties!) But where does that leave the lefties? Left-handed people have unique struggles that righties do not, such as a higher likelihood of having illnesses like schizophrenia, dyslexia, and alcoholism. Beyond those challenges, there's also a social stigma against lefties, which is stronger in some parts of the world than others. Watch the video below to learn why some people hate lefties.


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Why People Hate Lefties

In plenty of parts of the world, there is a social stigma against lefties.

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. The word "left" comes from "lyft," which means broken. 00:37

  2. A explanation for the discomfort with left-handedness may be that is deviates from the norm, seeing as 90% of people are righties. 01:04

  3. Neurologists and psychoanalysts once believed children should be taught right-handedness, even if it meant tying the left hand behind the back. 01:49

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