Are left-handed people disadvantaged?

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Postby azwar » Fri Sep 29, 2006 10:57 am

I am the left handed person .. in my country especially Moslem, left handed is unusual matter and not polite .. so I ve to try to use right hand, especially to eat. but I stay left handed for sport and work (except writing). I have to try to change the mind set about left handed. I have to reverse the opinion that says left handed is not polite or disadvantaged. Even left handed give me an advantaged. For example, my sport hobby is foot ball, and my position as : righ wing/stricker. In the game, the player of other team always wrong to anticipate me, becouse they miss to make antisipation which leg I 'll use to shoot.
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Postby iwantmore » Sat Sep 30, 2006 1:19 pm

I have no hands but I go cycling every week...... What's disavantaged????? I can't see anything.

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Postby ngphuongtu » Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:24 pm

Here's an article about being left-handed:

Imagine having difficulty every time you wanted to use a pair of scissors or cut a piece of bread. Such are the everyday problems facing left-handed people in Britain. Living in a right-handed world, it seems, is not easy.
It is estimated that between ten and fifteen per cent of the British population is left-handed, yet there are few items made especially for them. In an attempt to improve the situation, left-handed organizations have been surveying this considerable minority and have produced many things to make a left-hander's life little bit easier. The Left-Handers Club asked its members what products they would most like to see made especially for them and some of those requested the most have been produced by ther Anything Left-Handed shop in London.
Fountain pens, for example, can be a problem for left-handers, because the writing is often smodged when the hand travels across the page and the ink sometimes does not flow correctly, due to the angle the pen is held at. Special fountain pens for left-handers have quicker drying ink to lessen the smudging, and the ink flows better no matter what angle the pen is held at.
Left-handers in Britain have had to put up with being referred to as clumsy and awkward and sometimes they have even been thought of as stupid. Famous left-handers include Albert Einstein, and many famous sports and film stars. It is doubtful whether anyone would call them clumsy, awkward or stupid.

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Postby MissLT » Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:25 am

Interesting. Where did you get the article?

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Postby Oriani » Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:56 pm

I just wonder why there are more right-handed people rather that left ones!!!!

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Postby Yen » Sat Oct 14, 2006 7:04 pm

I can use the right hand and the left hand to write, but I keep the chopsticks by the left hand .. I think the left hand is disadvange because the table or the scissor always for the right hand. i saw a lot of American people use their left hand but Asian always train by teacher or their family to use their right hand

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Postby cuongviet » Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:44 pm

Till now, I don't know whether I am left- handed or right-handed. because some things are easier for me to be use with my left-handed and some things are not.
But I think that the left-handed have advantages in life, not disadvantages.
Cause It is said that the right brain of the left-handed is bigger than the left one. So they seem to have a good taste in art.
Besides if we use our left hand fluently, our teachers, our parents, jobs force us to use right hand. This can create chalenges for us to improve ourselves amd learn new experiences.so we not only use left hand but also right hand easily. [size=50]

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Postby feanor » Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:59 pm

one of the disadvantages for left handed people is in army. usually they cant aim well with a rifle so they r so poor at shooting.

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Postby iwantmore » Sun Nov 05, 2006 4:08 am

feanor wrote:one of the disadvantages for left handed people is in army. usually they cant aim well with a rifle so they r so poor at shooting.

:lol: :lol: , how about playing football??. People often says " You don't have this but you might have that " Maybe left handed people can't shoot well but they might play foot ball well :wink:

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Postby Hardi » Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:58 pm

There is a article that saying, It's advantage about gaming, talking while driving in heavy traffic and piloting a jet fighter......

http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stor ... htm?health

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Postby JMD » Sat Dec 16, 2006 10:28 pm

well, lefties have an advantage in sports when they develop their skills. i'm right handed but i would really like to be able to dominate my left hand because it's very useful in any sport.. makes your opponent crazy when doing defense.

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Postby Yen » Tue Jan 30, 2007 6:08 am

I'm a left hand person. My teacher forced me to write by right hand too But I can remember how to write by left hand so now I can write both my two hands. Do you think it's cool to know how to write both hands, right??
Like JMD said if we can use both hands, we had many advantage in sports and others. THis is an execiting topic ^^

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Re: Are left-handed people disadvantaged?

Postby Valery » Sat Feb 10, 2007 2:45 pm

I want to tell you that in China left-handed people are very clever.

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Postby crusher » Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:31 am

Hi,

Actually, after read whole text was typed before me. Even if all of was lived at somewhere, just want to say OH MY GOD.

What a funny teacher who wants to warn and force to students to use right-hand i/o left-hand.Both of them has advantages&disadvantages. But really it comes too diffucult to understand. That's enough to make smile :) to this event. :lol:

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Postby UFO » Fri Mar 02, 2007 11:27 am

Hi,

I am also left-handed. I heard that left handed people are more creative one as they use heavily right hemisphere of their brains. They are good at art, music, etc.. Another fact that as mentioned above, to be able to use both hands is more advantageous because when we use both hand it means that we use both of hemispheres actively. Using both hands improves brain and imagination, mathematic and thinking skills. Although i am left handed person, I started to use my right hand and do exercises for 20 minutes by writing something on a piece of paper. This is a good exercise to improve my intelligence. There are more exercises to do this..

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Postby keeper » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:01 am

i heard that left-hand people is more clever than right-hand people,is that true?

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Postby MissLT » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:14 am

No.

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Postby UFO » Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:42 pm

keeper wrote:i heard that left-hand people is more clever than right-hand people,is that true?


not clever but creative

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Postby ghadeer » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:46 pm

I think it is not a matter wether if anyone is right-hand or left-hand and i believe that all people can use the both of them but some people use to do right hand and some left hand.But in some countries people force their children to use right hand especially in islamic countries that there is something related to religion that encourages people to use their right hand especially while eating.i believe that humans have great power can surprise us but need training.

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Postby UFO » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:45 pm

hi ghadeer, i am also from an islamic country. I am a left-handed. My parent never forced me to use my right hand while eating. I heard some ideas that muslims can't use left hands while eating. But it is not true. I asked my teacher in primary school and he lightened me up. Now i am practising to use my left hand while writing. Because I heard that trying to use another hand enhance the power of brain. ;)

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Postby bigpotato » Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:01 am

UFO wrote:I heard that left handed people are more creative one as they use heavily right hemisphere of their brains. They are good at art, music, etc..


You are right! Each of the hemisphere has its own use. It's proved that the right hemisphere of left-handed people' brains is more developed while the left one of right-handed people' brains work out better . So the left-handed people often more creative and imaginative so they good at art or creative activities(just often) and right-handed ones think better especially logical problems, they good at maths, sciences. Anyway, I write by my right hand. :)

UFO wrote:I started to use my right hand and do exercises for 20 minutes by writing something on a piece of paper. This is a good exercise to improve my intelligence.

That's true. It's a way to improve your brain's power

Another point I want to talk is that it's logical someway when your teacher forces you to write by your right hand. As you know, most of us write from left to right on the page. It's not natural random that human use right hand and write from left to right. If you write by left hand, just inconvenient for you when your hand cover the word right after you write the next one -> you can't see what you've written and sometimes the hand can smudge the words. It's similar that you use your right hand and write from right to left. Try, you'll know what I mean :D.


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