Left handed Right handed whats the difference

Left handed Right handed whats the difference

Ambidextrous
Ambidextrous

When I was in kindergarten, my teacher brought me to the blackboard in front of the class, and asked me to draw a line. I lifted my left hand (I was naturally left handed) and was immediately slapped. The teacher screamed at me to lift the good hand. Not being aware of the difference between good and bad hand, I raised my naturally left hand and was slapped once again. The teacher became hysterical at this point, as she took my right hand, put the chalk in it and slammed it on the chalkboard. “This is the correct hand! you must become right handed!” she screamed. I was left shocked and felt terrorized. When I returned home I sought to understand what happened. I asked my parents, and my grand parents, but to my surprise all my family agreed with the teacher. I kept asking them why is it the bad hand? They told me something about the devil is in the left hand, the right hand is god’s hand, or something to that effect. Even at the age of 5 I knew this was wrong. Why is it that we as a rational, technologically advanced culture still promote the right hand over the left? Only recently has the awareness of the dangers of left handed people face when using tools designed for right-handers. This right hand bias has led to left handed tools being developed only recently. Still we are a predominantly right handed world. Even in the military where you would think training both sides would make for better soldiers.

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