posted on Sep, 13 2005 @ 11:28 AM
Originally posted by cyberdude78
Anyhow I wonder how many righties are out there that were lefty but were "converted" by nuns and zealous teachers.
I've wondered about that aspect of is as well.
I remember only a few left handers in grade school - circa 1950's.
Nowadays I see a lot more left handers.
To me, that indicates a more enlightened approach to raising a left handed child.
A friend of mine, in grade school, wrote right handed, but played sports as a left hander.
I'm fairly sure his mom taught/forced him to write right handed and when he got old enough to take part in playground sports he played left
My opinion is that we trend towards right handed or left handed due to the slight dominance of one hand or the other.
Slight being the key word.
And after a few years of acclimation to one hand or the other, we become right or left handed.
Along with that thinking we learn a particular skill with one hand or the other.
If you're right handed, ever use a left hander's glove to catch a baseball?
Or better yet, if you're a right handed guitar player ever hold the guitar as a left hander would and form mirror image chords?
You can do it, but it's clumsy
So maybe it's not the left handed/right handed bit so much, but simply learning particular skills with one hand or the other.