Lefties: Is this true?

tbeltrans

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God made everyone right-handed, the truly gifted overcome it.

The left-handed are precious; they take places which are inconvenient for the rest. Victor Hugo

If the left half of the brain controls the right half of the body then only left handed people are in the right mind. ~W.C. Fields

Left-handers are wired into the artistic half of the brain, which makes them imaginative, creative, surprising, ambiguous, exasperating, stubborn, emotional, witty, obsessive, infuriating, delightful, original, but never, never, dull. ~James T deKay

Edit: As for myself, I find that I seem to be more capable using either hand than most of the people around me. Also, I learned to play guitar right-handed because I taught myself by watching and listening to other players. All the ones I watched, played right-handed.

Tony
 

tbeltrans

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Well aren’t we special? 🤷‍♀️
Im ambidextrous! 🥳
I don't know about that, but I did find some quotes. :)

It seems to me that any bit of being ambidextrous would probably come from having to use the right hand more often because the tools we use daily are intended for right-handers. So, at least for me, there is nothing special - just adaptability.

What I never understand is those who make being left-handed a political thing and/or wear clothing declaring something special about being left-handed. I just think some of us were born that way and we adapt. Simple as that.


Tony
 

Keesha

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God made everyone right-handed, the truly gifted overcome it.

The left-handed are precious; they take places which are inconvenient for the rest. Victor Hugo

If the left half of the brain controls the right half of the body then only left handed people are in the right mind. ~W.C. Fields

Left-handers are wired into the artistic half of the brain, which makes them imaginative, creative, surprising, ambiguous, exasperating, stubborn, emotional, witty, obsessive, infuriating, delightful, original, but never, never, dull. ~James T deKay

Edit: As for myself, I find that I seem to be more capable using either hand than most of the people around me. Also, I learned to play guitar right-handed because I taught myself by watching and listening to other players. All the ones I watched, played right-handed.

Tony
I like your quotes. 🥰
 

Keesha

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I don't know about that, but I did find some quotes. :)

It seems to me that any bit of being ambidextrous would probably come from having to use the right hand more often because the tools we use daily are intended for right-handers. So, at least for me, there is nothing special - just adaptability.

What I never understand is those who make being left-handed a political thing and/or wear clothing declaring something special about being left-handed. I just think some of us were born that way and we adapt. Simple as that.


Tony
I’ve haven’t heard of people being political about it nor have I ever seen anyone purchasing any special clothes. I have known people who had a left handed musical instrument made for them.
 
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peppermint

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Hubby is a lefty....I have to say he is a very smart man....I'm a righty....haha!!!! I'm not as smart as my hubby....
Both my kids are righty's... But my kids are smarter then me....My husband also does woodworking and can do some work right handed.. He is a computer geek from when computer's were out a long time ago,....I'm a good cleaner...I was average in school, but always loved school...We are both 75 years old and still talking and walking...A little slower, though....
Oh, I can dance better then my hubby...That was silly....But sometimes I get silly just to keep my head working...
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moviequeen1

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Buffalo,NY
Our parents were righthanded same as my sister,but my brother&I along with his wife are leftys
I remember my dad put me in front of a mirror,showed me how to tie a tie,it was part of my girls boarding school uniform.To this day,I can still tie one
When I played softball in highschool,I threw with my left,caught with my right,batted righthanded ,kick a ball with right foot.Yrs ago I played in a tennis league,was taught how to slice the ball with topspin.When I hit my backhand over the net,I aimed for the left side but sometimes the ball would veer to the right depending on how hard I hit the ball,my opponents were baffled. It was strange to play against another lefty which didn't happen often
 

RadishRose

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I have a cousin who is left handed. When we were little, she wrote her name but the only way you could read it was in a mirror.

What causes that?

I myself remember writing ooz for zoo and saw for was. I am right handed. Was that dyslexia? I sometimes mistake left for right and vice versa.
 

drifter

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Oklahoma
God made everyone right-handed, the truly gifted overcome it.

The left-handed are precious; they take places which are inconvenient for the rest. Victor Hugo

If the left half of the brain controls the right half of the body then only left handed people are in the right mind. ~W.C. Fields

Left-handers are wired into the artistic half of the brain, which makes them imaginative, creative, surprising, ambiguous, exasperating, stubborn, emotional, witty, obsessive, infuriating, delightful, original, but never, never, dull. ~James T deKay

Edit: As for myself, I find that I seem to be more capable using either hand than most of the people around me. Also, I learned to play guitar right-handed because I taught myself by watching and listening to other players. All the ones I watched, played right-handed.

Tony
Well, no wonder I've got two left feet and not an once of talent. Can I get my money back?
 

Keesha

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Canada 🇨🇦
Taught myself to be the same @Keesha after having hand surgery years ago (y)
Left-handed folks I've known all seem to have more smarts and can be more creative with everything they do....
I think I did also. I broke my right wrist and even learned to roll with one hand. My left. That was about the most impressive thing I could do.
It was out of necessity thing more than anything. 😂😅
 
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Keesha

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Canada 🇨🇦
I have a cousin who is left handed. When we were little, she wrote her name but the only way you could read it was in a mirror.

What causes that?

I myself remember writing ooz for zoo and saw for was. I am right handed. Was that dyslexia? I sometimes mistake left for right and vice versa.
Wow. Isn’t dyslexia writing backwards.
I mean, what you’re talking about is writing complete opposite writing. It’s almost genius. There seems to be much that we don’t know about. Look how incredibly talented autistic kids can be. Some are born knowing how to play piano professionally or how to speak another language that nobody taught them. I know... way off topic🤐
 
I've had math anxiety my whole life. I'm *OK* at math, I just get anxious about it.

I'm also a righty.

Many years ago, just for kicks, I visited a palm reader in New Orleans. One of the first things he told me was that I was afraid of math. Then he said that was because I was naturally a lefty but had been forced to be a righty. He said that if I learned to write with my left hand, I'd lose my anxiety.

I asked my mom if she had encouraged my using my right hand instead of my left and she said that as a baby when I'd reach for something with my left hand, she'd put the item in my right hand. Apparently that was the recommended method in the 1940's.

So I decided to try to learn to write with my left hand. Unfortunately, I can only write backwards with it, going to the left. In fact I can write identically with both hands at the same time, left hand going to the left, right hand going to the right. If you turn the paper over, the left-hand writing looks amazingly like my regular writing (which is lousy, I'll have to admit).

Did I lose my math anxiety? No, dammit.

I want my $20 back.
 

tbeltrans

Member
I've had math anxiety my whole life. I'm *OK* at math, I just get anxious about it.

I'm also a righty.

Many years ago, just for kicks, I visited a palm reader in New Orleans. One of the first things he told me was that I was afraid of math. Then he said that was because I was naturally a lefty but had been forced to be a righty. He said that if I learned to write with my left hand, I'd lose my anxiety.

I asked my mom if she had encouraged my using my right hand instead of my left and she said that as a baby when I'd reach for something with my left hand, she'd put the item in my right hand. Apparently that was the recommended method in the 1940's.

So I decided to try to learn to write with my left hand. Unfortunately, I can only write backwards with it, going to the left. In fact I can write identically with both hands at the same time, left hand going to the left, right hand going to the right. If you turn the paper over, the left-hand writing looks amazingly like my regular writing (which is lousy, I'll have to admit).

Did I lose my math anxiety? No, dammit.

I want my $20 back.
I learned math with my left hand and now I can only count to 5. :)

Tony
 

Damaged Goods

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Maryland
In baseball, after hitting the ball, the batter starts running to his right. It would be harder in terms of time consumed for a left-handed thrower to throw out the guy running to first. Thus, you don’t see scouts interested in signing lefty throwers to play 2nd, 3rd, or shortstop. Similarly, a left-throwing catcher would have to make a throw to the 1st base side of 2nd base when a runner’s trying to steal. Again, you see no interest in signing left-throwing catchers. Every fraction of a second can be important when trying to nail batters running to 1st or base runners trying to swipe second.

This discrimination has lasted 175 years (with rare exceptions way back in the day) so to be fair to lefties, baseball for the next 175 years should require batters to run to the left and rename 3rd base as first base, and 1st base as third base.
 

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