Are You Right, Left, Or Even Handed?

@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
June 21, 2007 12:02pm CST
I am left handed and although some things can be confusing, it is not that bad. For instance, whenever someone ask me which way, left or right, I always have to think of which hand I write with to tell them. But, I don't need any of the special devices that are made just for left handed people. They actually have a store online, that is strictly for lefties. I don't even see a need to visit the site. I recently learned that a left handed person is suppose to wear their watch on the right side. No one had ever told me that before.
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@2wicelot (2946)
21 Jun 07
I am right handed and I usually wear my watch on the left. I think it is a bit less distracting that way. But I know of people who are right handed and they wear there watches on the right. I thik it all depends on the individual.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
21 Jun 07
When I first found out, I tried to wear my watch on the right hand, but it felt too awkward to change after 37 years.
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@2wicelot (2946)
21 Jun 07
It should really be awkward and weird to change anything after 37 years. Thanks.
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• Brazil
22 Jun 07
I always wear my watch on the left too!!! xD
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@ravinskye (8242)
• United States
21 Jun 07
I'm right handed I guess. I write with my right hand, but i drive with my left. My daughter is 4 and she is left handed. I'm unsure how to teach her to write lol.
• United States
21 Jun 07
I'm right handed, but drive with my left hand too because I have to change gears with my right.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
21 Jun 07
Yes, we all use both hands for some things, but I believe that the hand that you right the best with is the one that determines it. I never had a problem with learning how to write from others, but I knew that I was different from the start.
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@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
21 Jun 07
My husband and I are right handed and my son is left handed when he writes. When he tries to hit a golf ball with a golf club, he feels more comfortable using a right handed club than a left one ?!? go figure! he may be ambidextrous?!?
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
21 Jun 07
There is that big word that I ws afraid to use. I didn't want people to have to grab their dictionaries to respond. That is very cute. I wish I were even handed, but then again, life for me is confusing enough as it is,LOL.
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• United States
21 Jun 07
I'm right-handed. I don't think there's any disadvantages or advantages of being either right-handed or left-handed; so, although you're left-handed (like only 10% of the population or so), I didn't expect that to affect your life any more than me being right-handed affects mine. Supposedly, though, left-handed people are more creative and artistic, and for that I'd envy you. On another note, in some cultures, the left hand has often been associated with evil. The word 'sinister' is actually derived from the Latin word for left. One of my friends was always forced by her mother to write with her right hand, although left-handedness came natural to her. As a result, she has terrible handwriting with either hand (it's quite funny, actually). Also, in history, before toilet paper was invented, people often used their left hand to wipe themselves.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
21 Jun 07
I have never heard about it being evil. As for being creative, I am amazingly creative, sorry. That is really sad about your friend. Some of the things that parents do, it just baffles me to no end.
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
I am right handed. When i try to write using my left hand, it is ineligible, i can hardly make out what i wrote.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
21 Jun 07
When I try to write with my right hand, it looks very sloppy. Not only that, my wrist starts to hurt and gets tired fast, because it is not use to the strain.
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• United States
21 Jun 07
The idea behind wearing your watch on your off hand is that since you do most of your work with your dominant hand the watch is more likely to be damaged. My husband wears his watch on his right hand, and when we were dating I though he was left handed. The only left handed tool that I know a lot of people buy are scissors because they are more comfortable to use. I'm right handed, but as a kid I wanted to be ambidextrous, so I would practice doing things with my left hand. It was pretty slow and frustrating.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
21 Jun 07
I think that you just solved a big problem that I was thinking could be the case, but was not sure. Ever since I started working on Mylot, I have been typing more than ever. At first, I would type with my watch on and now I can't, so I have to take it off my left hand, but before I started taking it off, it began to tear up. I believe that this is why. I think that we all wanted to be even handed. I still try to write with my right hand some time. I forgot to say that I still cannot wear my watch on my right hand. I am too use to having it on the left to change now.
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• United States
21 Jun 07
I am left handed. My mom told me in India, if you are left handed, your life will be filled with bad luck. So far, my life has been very good for me. =) Can you message me the link to that store? I want to check it out. Haha.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
21 Jun 07
I have never heard that before, but I am happy to say that I am left handed and I consider myself to be very blessed.
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• India
22 Jun 07
i am right hand and while necessary i use bothe hands
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@alpine_007 (1476)
• Pakistan
21 Jun 07
i am a right handed person and all the people in my family are right handed. i think that it is good to be a right handed in my country because most of the things in my country are made for right handers
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• Philippines
23 Jun 07
I'm even. I can beautifully write both right and left.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
23 Jun 07
Oh, that is pretty cool. Did it come natural or did you have to practice it for years? How do you decide when to use which hand for writing? Is your hand writing the same with both hands? I would really like to see the writings of someone who is even handed.
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
it's natural. When I first learned to write, I wrote with my left without minding that I'm left-handed or right or I'm doing the wrong thing because i don't know anything about that yet. But when I see my classmates in kinder, they write in right hand, I feel like i'm different and i imitated them, well, when I first wrote in right hand, it's easy and comfortable like how in left-hand. So I can write beautifully and comfortable in both hands, though left-handwriting is more beautiful than the my right because I often use my left than the right and I jsut change when the other hand is tired. I'm lucky to write in left-hand because I was always elected as a secretary in our class every year. ^^
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
22 Jun 07
What a silly question, I am left handed...what else is there? Only kidding, I am left handed though and it is not really a big deal. Chainsaws are right handed, many things are right handed, but us lefties are highly intelligent, versatile people who can adapt easily. Trust me if we reversed things on those righties, they would be lost.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
22 Jun 07
Excuse me, what do you mean a silly question. I think I just saw you on my friends list. Now I will have to send a comment to tell you what I really think of you,LOL. Why would you mention a chainsaw?? Should I be worried leftie?
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
22 Jun 07
I was goofing on you...because I harass all people who comment about my being left handed- I mean is there really another way to be. Well not for me. As for the chainsaws...I went to use one a few weeks ago, it was designed to be used with the strong arm by engine placement and weight on the strong arm, using it, and carrying it with my left arm, made it awkward and dangerous. The motor was placed on the left side of the chain saw, and the chain on the right side. To use it, holding it with my left arm, placed the chain right next to me. It was very difficult to use and uncomfortable. One slip and I could have been right handed or right legged.
• Singapore
25 Jun 07
I am right handed. How I envy those who are ambidextrous! It's not really that necessary, I know, but still you can't deny it is cool if you can write with either or both of your hands.:)
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
25 Jun 07
You are right, it does seem real cool. It would be fascinating to even meet someone like that and watch them write with both hands.
• India
22 Jun 07
I write with my right hand only but rest of almost every work I can do with my both hands. Some years ago I was purely left handed but I improvoed my habit now I try to do my every work with right hand.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
22 Jun 07
You say that you use to be left handed and now you are right handed. That is pretty amazing.
@fatragu (349)
• United States
22 Jun 07
I am right handed. My hubby started out left handed but in grade school had a teacher that was right handed and didn't want to teach him how to write left handed so she made him switch to being right handed. If you don't know how to read chicken scratch then you probably won't be able to read his writing. We have 2 little girls that are trying to make up their minds what hand they want to mostly use and if it is their left hand I am going to make sure that they get in with a teacher that will take the time to teach them how to write left handed.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
22 Jun 07
The nerve of that teacher. I don't understand how people try to change what comes natual. I can't remember if anyone tried to encourage me to change hands, but I know that I never tried to. Do what is best for your kids and not for the teacher.
@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
I am right-handed. This has been an issue in my mind when I first started my schooling. My female cousin was left-handed. I lived with my mom's aunt and her family until I graduated from college and even until I got my first job of more than 5 years. Before, I was always compared with her. She's older by 2 years than I am. I observed that she has a more polished manners but I don't know if this has something to do with her being left-handed. I've heard that left-handed people are artistic and creative. In a way, this is one of the reasons why I wanted to be even-handed. Maybe, to ward off any comparison or maybe, to accomplish more tasks. Now, I've got a daughter of my own. We tried giving her the pencil in her left hand, but she always gets it in her right hand. I guess she'll also be right-handed, like me and my husband.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
22 Jun 07
First of all, you should never have been compared to anyone. You are unique, because God made you that way. You are very precious in his eyes. If you had been the only person in this world, he would have still come to die for you. If you go through and read some of the silly things people have said about left handed people being evil and all that stuff, you will laugh and find that there is little truth to all of this nonsense.
@tina12679 (1126)
• United States
22 Jun 07
I am right handed but can do alot of things well with my left hand as well. So i guess i am semi-ambidextorious(sp) About the watch thing i used to wear mine on my right wrist and then my mother saw it and said girl why are you wearing your watch on that wrist i said it was becasue that was where i put it. She said well your supposed to wear it on the opposite hand that you write with so while writing it isnt in the way of wrist movement. Whatever, i thought wherever it felt comfortable is where i would wear it LOL. so ya i dint know the whole watch thing either until about 3or4 years ago. all this time i have been wearing it on the wrong wrist hehehahah.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
22 Jun 07
While I was reading your post, I took my watch off the left side and put it on the right. It does not feel comfortable at all. So, when I typed, I have to take it off.
@thiagoh87 (177)
• Brazil
22 Jun 07
I'm right handed!I write with right hand and I kick with right foot! I know people that write with right hand and I kick with left foot!
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
22 Jun 07
Ha, ha, ha, you are very funny indeed.
@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
21 Jun 07
i am right handed but U know I like left handed people and many time I wish I would be left handed too. I tried to use my left hand so many times but it is really hard, may be really hard for the right handed people. I think there is some unique style in it when I am left handed. What is your feeling?
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
21 Jun 07
I don't believe that there is anything unique about being left handed it is just different. It is not a good idea to pre-judge, it's not fair. This is how I feel.
• India
22 Jun 07
I am right handed and i am sure of it. I havent ever had any confussion about it. I have always been right handed. even though when i write i write a litlew crooked and not like others but i learnt later that that is not a big deal as there are people who are lot worse tha me. I actually know a guy who holds the paper upside down so that he writes straight.
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• Philippines
22 Jun 07
I am left handed but only when I write. I do most things with my right hand. Actually I find it really hard to write using my left. I also don't think that when you're left handed, you are suppose to wear your watch on your right wrist. It'll be a whole lotta weird and uncomfortable.
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