Is it better to be right handed?
I'm ambidextrous meaning I can use both
It's probably easier but I wouldn't know. I'm left handed and I adapted to things being set up for right handed people at a very young age. I do almost everything other than write with my right hand.
Being left handed, I know there are some annoyances, but I can't say it's been a major issue in my life. Once can have that "What, don't I exist?" feeling occasionally when tools and some other elements of daily use are designed for the right handed, as if 10% of the population can just STFU and learn to cope, though. Gives one a glimpse of (and maybe a better perspective on) what other kinds of minorities have to deal with, that may matter a lot more.
I can't draw on a computer at all because I use the mouse with my right hand but I am left handed.
Tiera, why can't you move the mouse?
I'm the same way with a mouse, and now with a trackpad.
I learned to use a computer with a mouse by using someone else's computer. (I was night manager of the science building at my college; the secretary encouraged me to use her Mac SE.) I didn't even realize you *could* move the mouse, so I just got used to manipulating it with my right (non dominant) hand.
When I got my own computer and realized I could switch the mouse to the left side, I tried it, but it was just... awkward. I could not relearn. And now with a trackpad that I can place anywhere, I *still* have to use my right hand.
KAnne. I have the same issue Susan did. I learned right handed and it felt weird to try with my left. I couldn't make the adjustment work. I can't draw well anyway, but it's nearly impossible with my right hand. That's ok, I get by. :)
Either is fine. Lefties just have a few annoyances to deal with at times (like tools built for the right hand, etc.)
Yes. Many everyday things are designed for right handed people so life is simpler if your right handed.
Are you left handed?
I had a young patient who was showing left handed dominance and the mom told me she's trying to teach her to use her right hand. I didn't want to argue so I didn't know what to say but I wanted to ask WHY? Why is left handedness considered unacceptable to some?
At least our culture in general has stopped doing things like smacking young students' left hands if they try to use them for writing, and stopped *insisting* that lefties become right handed. I thought my generation (born 1946) was the last to suffer that nonsense, and I escaped it entirely, at home and in school. But I've heard from others born 10-20 years later who were forced to change.
You'd think it would really mess something up in our brains, to make us do that.
I just can't imagine the frustration and possibly shame put upon those kids.
Wouldn't know. I'm right handed