sophiezy wrote:Yes, you are right. Chinese book opened from the left to the right was ever used. But that is already the history now. Or maybe you still can find this kind of book in market, but that is only designed for the traditional book as souvenirs or other special purposes.
sophiezy wrote:That is a special character in our traditional culture. But this did not contribute to using left hand. Now, I found more and more children surrounding me are both left-handed and right-handed. They learned that this way will help them to develop their mind; particularly it will decrease their stress in their heavy study. So my cousin is just one of them. He started to use his left hand to write and eat from his childhood. Since attending school, he changes to write by right hand instead of left one.
sophiezy wrote:But he still keeps the habit of eating by left hand till now. He thought that is a big fun for him. Actually, I didn't realize I am left-handed. But I find I only can use scissors by left hand.
sophiezy wrote:Recently, I notice that many reports announce the person who using left hand is wiser than those who using right hand.
LennyeTran wrote:Shazzam wrote: My husband was left handed. When he was a school he was forced to write with his right hand. He is now right handed.
I used to write with my left hand, but then I was forced to write with my right hand in school. That teacher was horrible. I remember whenever she turned to other students, I would change back to my left hand since I had to put extra effort to write with my right hand, and it was extremely hard for me. Once time she caught me doing that; she told me if I ever did that again, she would have to chop my left hand off. Can you believe a thing some teacher would say to a six-year-old kid? I dislike teachers who are like this from that day on. She made my first grade sucked . All I could remember about it is she would chop my left hand off if I didn't write with my right hand.
Also, I remember coming home crying to my mom, and she wasn't really helpful. Gosh, she told me to learn to write with my right hand since I didn't know how to write with my left hand as much as my right hand; therefore, it wasn't that much of a difference. I was so mad. I refused to go to school the next day, but she dressed me up and took me to school that day.Shazzam wrote: I personally don't think it makes any difference;
Well, in biology, they don't link the differences between left and right hand with our personality and skills since we don't have many proofs; however, there is definitely a change to the way the brain would set up if one is left-handed and is forced to use the right hand. Not much of a change, but there is a change. It's like people who have lost their hands, so they learn how to use their feet. Well, switching from right to left hand won't make that dramatic change, but it will somehow change something inside the brain, don't you agree?Shazzam wrote: but I have noticed that most people that are right handed have neater hand writting .
See, in Vietnam, teachers hold first-grade students' hands and teach them how to write. If a student was left-handed like me and the teacher was right-handed, then it would be really hard for them to hold the student's hand to show that kid how to write correctly. This is the reason why my teacher forced me to use my right hand since she was right-handed. The first time she saw me using the left hand, she told me I was holding the pencil in the wrong hand. After looking at me holding the pencil with my right hand (I couldn't barely hold it), she said I was left-handed and I had to learn how to write with my right hand because left hand was not a correct way to write .
At home, parents hold their kids' hands to show them how to write, I think. And if you were left-handed, one of your kids would definitely be left-handed; thus, if you were forced to use the right hand, it would be hard to teach the kids how to write neatly and correctly. As a result, you would force your kids to write with right hand or they had to be on their own. Either way, they'd be on their own.
Your story is very sad, Len. I hate teachers like that. No one has a right to force someone to write with other hand. Here no one ever forced my friends to write with right hand. But I guess if it was possible to learn to use other hand than maybe I could learn how to write with my left hand? It would be cool to be able to write with both hands and use them according to your mood. ha ha lol
LennyeTran wrote: Me, too. I only use right hand for writing; I use left hand for everything else. It's my dominant hand. Same thing with the legs. I kick and hop (need stronger force) with left leg, but I do everything else (weaker force) with right leg.
LennyeTran wrote:Oh yeah another thing, now whenever I draw my eyeliners, I draw the left eye with left hand and the right eye with right hand. Same goes with the eyebrows.
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