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What's So Bad About Using Your Left Hand To Collect Or Give Things? by Nobody: 10:24pm On Aug 11, 2016
I don't know if this is the right section to post this.

I've always wondered what's so wrong in collecting/giving items, using your left hand?

If one tries to give/collect an item to/from someone (usually, older people), it gets rejected, with a stern remark... "use your right hand".

What's the big deal? A hand is a hand. If the left hand is so "bad", why not cut it off?

Or, is there more to it?

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Re: What's So Bad About Using Your Left Hand To Collect Or Give Things? by Young03(m): 10:30pm On Aug 11, 2016
aru n' ala igbo
Re: What's So Bad About Using Your Left Hand To Collect Or Give Things? by UrWorstNitemare: 10:43pm On Aug 11, 2016
Datz rude
Are u Chinese ??

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Re: What's So Bad About Using Your Left Hand To Collect Or Give Things? by walcut(m): 3:48pm On Aug 12, 2016
make i just...
Re: What's So Bad About Using Your Left Hand To Collect Or Give Things? by Nobody: 4:00pm On Aug 12, 2016
UrWorstNitemare:
Datz rude
Are u Chinese ??


What exactly makes it "rude"?
Re: What's So Bad About Using Your Left Hand To Collect Or Give Things? by Nobody: 4:42am On Aug 13, 2016
You should receive things with two hands. From people of all ages. It's a show of appreciation.

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Re: What's So Bad About Using Your Left Hand To Collect Or Give Things? by Moyarh(m): 9:34am On Aug 21, 2016
UrWorstNitemare:
Datz rude
Are u Chinese ??

So what will u say about people who are left handed by default?

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Re: What's So Bad About Using Your Left Hand To Collect Or Give Things? by Nobody: 11:12am On Aug 21, 2016
Moyarh:

So what will u say about people who are left handed by default?

Please help me ask o

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Re: What's So Bad About Using Your Left Hand To Collect Or Give Things? by StarFlux: 12:05am On Aug 22, 2016
It's a cultural norm. Nothing more, so you choose to follow it or not, up to you. Get ready for a lot of angry looks if you chose not to follow it.

Na crime grin

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Re: What's So Bad About Using Your Left Hand To Collect Or Give Things? by Nobody: 7:54pm On Aug 23, 2016
Psst...it means nothing. But the fact that it is unpleasant to people around you should make you use your right. I'm ambidextrous, because I didn't have a choice but learn to use my right as effectively as my left.

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Re: What's So Bad About Using Your Left Hand To Collect Or Give Things? by 1shortblackboy: 9:36pm On Aug 23, 2016
All these our useless traditions that has not made our country better than europe or US. I use my left alot if u no want i bone u waka

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Re: What's So Bad About Using Your Left Hand To Collect Or Give Things? by Nobody: 6:04am On Aug 24, 2016
1shortblackboy:
All these our useless traditions that has not made our country better than europe or US. I use my left alot if u no want i bone u waka

Lol! I don't even know who came up with such a senseless tradition.

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Re: What's So Bad About Using Your Left Hand To Collect Or Give Things? by rhektor(m): 10:50am On Aug 24, 2016
LadyMercedes:
I don't know if this is the right section to post this.

I've always wondered what's so wrong in collecting/giving items, using your left hand?

If one tries to give/collect an item to/from someone (usually, older people), it gets rejected, with a stern remark... "use your right hand".

What's the big deal? A hand is a hand. If the left hand is so "bad", why not cut it off?

Or, is there more to it?


I'm sure it has any side effect or anything bad just that it's a norm, a norm we grew up to know like many other dogmas

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Re: What's So Bad About Using Your Left Hand To Collect Or Give Things? by jayriginal: 7:49pm On Aug 26, 2016
LadyMercedes:
I don't know if this is the right section to post this.

I've always wondered what's so wrong in collecting/giving items, using your left hand?

If one tries to give/collect an item to/from someone (usually, older people), it gets rejected, with a stern remark... "use your right hand".

What's the big deal? A hand is a hand. If the left hand is so "bad", why not cut it off?

Or, is there more to it?


Most people are born right handed. Only the greatest overcome it.

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Re: What's So Bad About Using Your Left Hand To Collect Or Give Things? by Maxcollins042(m): 6:37pm On Aug 27, 2016
LadyMercedes:
I don't know if this is the right section to post this.

I've always wondered what's so wrong in collecting/giving items, using your left hand?

If one tries to give/collect an item to/from someone (usually, older people), it gets rejected, with a stern remark... "use your right hand".

What's the big deal? A hand is a hand. If the left hand is so "bad", why not cut it off?

Or, is there more to it?
You have heard about culture, right?

Well,Incase you haven't, culture is the peoples way of life.In our country especially in Igbo land,using your left hand to give something to an elder is a sign of disrespect.

Just like killing of a cow is an atrocity in some parts of India but shey cow na animal wey we suppose dey kill,eat their meat?

That's culture for you.

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Re: What's So Bad About Using Your Left Hand To Collect Or Give Things? by BAMMZ(m): 6:56am On Sep 12, 2016
Really no big deal.....just cos of our traditional beliefs. Overtime,this will be wiped away with so many other unnecessary beliefs in our society.
This just reminds of the hell of beatings I got cos I was born a leftie........I now use more of my right hand but u don't need a second glance to know that Bammy is a leftie......

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Re: What's So Bad About Using Your Left Hand To Collect Or Give Things? by hUmaneOne: 1:17pm On Sep 12, 2016
LadyMercedes:
I don't know if this is the right section to post this.

I've always wondered what's so wrong in collecting/giving items, using your left hand?

If one tries to give/collect an item to/from someone (usually, older people), it gets rejected, with a stern remark... "use your right hand".

What's the big deal? A hand is a hand. If the left hand is so "bad", why not cut it off?

Or, is there more to it?

Its part of culture and thus makes it socially acceptable.

In the US,tipping is the acceptable culture.
Of course it sounded weird that I was expected to tip and was frowned on, for not tipping.

I mean,c'mon its my money and besides,you're paid for your job , so why must I tip you?.


Culture differs around the world. From my undergrad days, I've known that there are different traditional practices.

1.. Harmful cultural practices.
2..Neutral cultural practices
3.. Harmless cultural practices.

Right hand preference is a very neutral practice. It can even make south paws become ambidextrous ..

You don't go throwing cultural practice away simply because you've travelled abroad.it is what makes us WE.

We must only discard the harmful ones..

Cheers

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