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What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by Hedone(f): 4:59pm On May 04
Apparently we know the certain bias we have against the left hand

Left hand is for washing the anus
Lefties are satanic.....yada yada yada

In this part of the world and Africa as a whole,some parts of Asia and the middle East, doing pretty anything like writing,eating and giving things to people with the left hand is like a slap to the face.

We also know how parents force their left handed children to become right handed by all means even if it means beating and toturing them
The elders don't even joke with this..they will insult you to scorn if u ever give them something with your left.
They use the cliche of “its our tradition” and “its disrespectful”

Societies have lived on preceding traditions. Our fathers did this but today even though we don’t know why our fathers did it we still have to do it to respect our culture

Hello it's 2021, killing of twins and female genital mutilation was also part of our culture and tradition


Cc:Lalasticlala, Mynd44, dominique
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by Hedone(f): 5:01pm On May 04
All parts are the body are wonderfully made and none of it should be shamed or made ridiculed of

Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by Hedone(f): 5:03pm On May 04
Being left-handed doesn't have to stand in the way of anyone's success. Actually, some of the world's most accomplished people—including superstar Lady Gaga,former President Barack Obama,Pro tennis player Rafael Nadal and Lionel Messi are all lefties

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Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by Lovecars501(m): 5:16pm On May 04
Being left handed is nothing bad,it might be seen by yorubas as bad,but do you know that left handed people are also always seen as very brilliant,so being left handed is not a taboo

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Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by Nbotee(m): 5:25pm On May 04
Lefties are geniuses... I actually didn't know some ppl hold some form of bias for lefties. Like we get wahala sha
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by Enskynelson(m): 5:35pm On May 04
The only logic for all the bias against left-handed people is that "the opposite of right can never be right." Only few persons can dig that! I have however seen many people doing the right things with their left!
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by Liposure: 7:45pm On May 04
The motor cortex on the right side of the brain controls movement on the left side of the body
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by Biglittlelois(f): 8:24pm On May 04
My parents stopped me when I was little from being a leftie, so I do and use my left hand for almost everything except writing, reason why my handwriting is wack embarassed
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by ahnie(f): 11:52pm On May 04
Both my kids are lefties....and I am cool with it.
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by Vision101(m): 3:11am On May 05
Ladies that are lefties are tough to deal with. They are too commanding. The only male partner that can work is a softie.
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by Karleb(m): 5:18am On May 05
...and I am here looking for a left handed wife?
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by bestabigaelever(f): 11:09am On May 05
This reminds me of my baby brother, he uses left to write and eat, my mum and I tried to correct it, we forced him to be using the right hand, he couldn't use the right hand to write or even eat, it was his teacher that told us to let him be because he couldn't perform very well in class
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by Bola146(f): 12:14pm On May 05
Nothing but I hate it seeing someone using it for eating without using spoon or fork. It disgust me
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by Lionsempire: 7:55pm On May 05
Enskynelson:
The only logic for all the bias against left-handed people is that "the opposite of right can never be right." Only few persons can dig that! I have however seen many people doing the right things with their left!
sir can you mention me and drop your digit I really,need to ask you a couple of questions please a call will be explanatory enough that's why I'm requesting for your number thank you.
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by Enskynelson(m): 9:05pm On May 05
Lionsempire:

sir can you mention me and drop your digit I really,need to ask you a couple of questions please a call will be explanatory enough that's why I'm requesting for your number thank you.
Send me a DM and we will take it up from there.
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by Lionsempire: 9:18pm On May 05
Enskynelson:

Send me a DM and we will take it up from there.
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Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by MufasaLion(m): 10:24pm On May 05
Left-handed people are smart ass, but sadly, the society hate children that are left-handed.

I'm right-handed anyways, but there are some things I can only use my left hand to do.
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by TheeDetective: 12:59am On May 06
@Op; absolutely nothing. Ignorance is what makes ANYONE frown at a left-handed person. THE HAND YOU USE IS WHAT YOUR BRAIN TELLS YOU TO USE. IF YOUR BRAIN TELLS YOU TO USE YOUR RIGHT HAND, YOU WILL USE YOUR RIGHT AND IF IT SAYS YOUR LEFT HAND, THEN YOU WILL USE YOUR LEFT. PEOPLE DON’T REALISE THAT IF YOU TRY TO CORRECT THE CHILD, YOU MAY MESS UP THE CHILD PSYCHOLOGICALLY AND THIS MAY ALSO HAVE AN IMPACT ACADEMICALLY AS WELL I.E THE CHILD MAY BECOME SLOW AT LEARNING. ALL THE LEFT-HANDED PEOPLE I KNOW ARE VERY INTELLIGENT AND HIGH ACHIEVERS; SAME WITH RIGHT-HANDED PEOPLE WHICH SHOWS THAT IRRESPECTIVE OF THE HAND YOU USE, IT WOULDN’T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE TO ONES LIFE. If parents are so worried, then they can train the child/ren to use both their right and left hand equally well to become ambidextrous rather than stop the child completely from using the hand that their brain tells them to use.

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Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by MufasaLion(m): 5:26am On May 06
TheeDetective:
@Op; absolutely nothing. Ignorance is what makes ANYONE frown at a left-handed person. THE HAND YOU USE IS WHAT YOUR BRAIN TELLS YOU TO USE. IF YOUR BRAIN TELLS YOU TO USE YOUR RIGHT HAND, YOU WILL USE YOUR RIGHT AND IF IT SAYS YOUR LEFT HAND, THEN YOU WILL USE YOUR LEFT. PEOPLE DON’T REALISE THAT IF YOU TRY TO CORRECT THE CHILD, YOU MAY MESS UP THE CHILD PSYCHOLOGICALLY AND THIS MAY ALSO HAVE AN IMPACT ACADEMICALLY AS WELL I.E THE CHILD MAY BECOME SLOW AT LEARNING. ALL THE LEFT-HANDED PEOPLE I KNOW ARE VERY INTELLIGENT AND HIGH ACHIEVERS; SAME WITH RIGHT-HANDED PEOPLE WHICH SHOWS THAT IRRESPECTIVE OF THE HAND YOU USE, IT WOULDN’T MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE TO ONES LIFE. If parents are so worried, then they can train the child/ren to use both their right and left hand equally well to become ambidextrous rather than stop the child completely from using the hand that their brain tells them to use.

You just couldn't have a good write up. Shame!
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by TheeDetective: 7:46am On May 06
@bold; what do you mean? undecided

If you have a problem with my write-up;THEN CLEARLY STATE IT/THEM; RATHER THAN USING THE WORD "SHAME"!
MufasaLion:


You just couldn't have a good write up. Shame!
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by SimplyFacts: 6:52pm On May 06
Well, I see nothing wrong in being a lefty. Some traits are just beyond human thinking/assumptions.

Even the great actress, Funke Akindele, is a lefty.
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by freshbear(m): 7:35pm On May 06
I am left handed and proud to be one.my first child is a lefty too!
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by Dreyton36: 6:25am On May 08
I'm a southpaw (Leftie)
I do everything with my left hand except eating
I can copy down the whole oxford dictionary faster than right handed people
When the pen gets to my left hand just forget it , I don't stop until I reach the last page

I play football with my left foot also but you'll hardly notice that I'm a Leftie

I share handshakes with my right hand , bc people find left handed handshakes as being disrespectful (African mentality)

Lights up my kpoli in peace
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by Gabe427: 6:38am On May 08
My sister was a leftie but now she uses both hands although she still prefers using the left but she can write with both hands and do basic stuff one would only dare to do with the right.

It become cool as far as she uses right when serving eleers and when eating the rest no one cares
Re: What Is Wrong With The Left Hand? by Gabe427: 6:40am On May 08
My sister was a leftie but now she uses both hands although she still prefers using the left but she can write with both hands and do basic stuff one would only dare to do with the right.

It became cool after a while as long as she uses right when serving elders and when eating the rest no one cares

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