If you ever felt you got the worst of the deal as a kid, well take heart. It might actually have done you a favour. A study carried out on 1,000 Britons found 90% of those at director level had been dealt the misfortune of being made to sit in the middle on a long car journey as a child, with very little legroom and nowhere to lean. The researchers speculate that the injustice of being in the middle gives children the drive to succeed later in life.
So next time you catch your kids complaining about the inequity of your families’ car seating arrangements…or anything else for that matter. I’m sure they’ll be delighted. Probably.