posted on Nov, 1 2006 @ 06:51 PM
My left-handedness fortunately didn't get me any hassles along the way, even though I went thru a few years in Catholic schools.
When my little brother was a toddler, he started grabbing for things with his left hand also, and my mother later told our family she decided, "One
lefty in the family is enough", and started making him use his right hand. Unfortunately, growing up, there was always something not quite right
about my little brother...the rest of the family hasn't heard from him in years. I don't even know if he's still alive.
So for any of you out there who are thinking about having kids, remember that it's a lot of responsibility, and that parental decisions you will be
making may not necessarily just be about you. (End of sermon)
Growing up, I went thru a few PFR (passing for rightie) changes, such as using right-handed scissors, ironing with the right hand...that's about it.
Using a right-handed desk wasn't a problem, but I avoid side-bound spiral writing notebooks like the plague. Luckily now they manufacture writing
notebooks bound at the top. Yes!
Uh, am I more creative than the average bear? Don't know...I have been told after meetings that I am very articulate.
As it happens, today on Yahoo! News website, I read an article quoting some scientists who just discovered that although right-handed people just
predominantly use the left side of the brain, lefties use both sides. Can that be true? If it is, my guess there is some evolutionary survival value
there, but what???
Any graduate students out there? This would be the nucleus of a great research project.