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Oh left hand, so many memories. You help me type, you twist off water bottle caps and you even help me drive safely according to my drivers education professor. But what are some things that you just cannot do for me? If Science has done anything, it has proved that your non-dominant had has some limitations.

Like I cannot write with my left hand, type on the right side of my keyboard properly with my left hand, do my business, hold food, use a fork, press the C-strafe buttons while playing an N64 game, etc.

The hand really has disappointed me on a subliminal level. Not sure if I will ever get over it either. Maybe in my old age when my right hand gets rheumatoid arthritis or carpel tunnel I will finally begin to appreciate what my left hand has done for me. Stayed fresh so that I can use it when all other options in life are gone. Well, unless we have robot hands by that time. Remember Star Wars 2 where Luke finds out what he always sort of knew, that Vader was his Father? He had his hand cut off and he fell to the very bottom of Cloud City to his almost certain death. At the end of the movie when he did not end up dying we see he had an awesome robot hand that ends up being better than a real hand.

That is what I can hope for in my old age. A robotic arm that can out perform my left hand. Of course then the only issue will be how would that make your left hand feel? It has been waiting for 100 or so years to finally be useful, this is its time and I go and buy a robotic hand. Its whole life meaningless. How would I feel if that were to happen to myself? Think I am working for a cause only to find out when I am old and cannot move that Warlords have been taking all the donations I sent to struggling countries and burning it or using the donations themselves. I have to admit, it would not feel good at all.

With that being said I change my mind! There will be no robotic hand in the future for me. I want my left hand to be more useful to me when I am an old man. Even thought right now it is limited.

 

How about you? What can you not do with your non-dominant hand?



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Write would be the main one. I guess technically I can write with my left hand, it's just not legible. Using a fork or spoon may be difficult with my left too, I've never even tried it though, my left is my knife hand so there's no need to put any other untensil in it.

I can use a mouse and keyboard perfectly well with either hand though, so yay for that one. I can't actually think of anything else I can't do with my left.



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You can if keep the n64 controller upside down



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kirby007 said:
You can if keep the n64 controller upside down

But I cannot. Although the N64 had many variances for how people held the controller. Was an interesting one. I think many held the center with their left hand and right side with right. I held the far left with my left and right with my right. Used just my left thumb foe the joystick and index finger for shoulder button. 



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spurgeonryan said:
kirby007 said:
You can if keep the n64 controller upside down

But I cannot. Although the N64 had many variances for how people held the controller. Was an interesting one. I think many held the center with their left hand and right side with right. I held the far left with my left and right with my right. Used just my left thumb foe the joystick and index finger for shoulder button. 

They were doing it wrong then. You were supposed to hold the left side with your left hand, the right side with your right hand and the center with your middle hand



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John2290 said:
I wank with my left, type with me right and use a dualshock 4 with both.

Same here, with the small difference that I use my right hand for you know what and I type with both hands (all ten fingers).



Ka-pi96 said:
spurgeonryan said:

But I cannot. Although the N64 had many variances for how people held the controller. Was an interesting one. I think many held the center with their left hand and right side with right. I held the far left with my left and right with my right. Used just my left thumb foe the joystick and index finger for shoulder button. 

They were doing it wrong then. You were supposed to hold the left side with your left hand, the right side with your right hand and the center with your middle hand

My middle hand being my tongue. Yuk,  can only imagine how many germs are on a N64 controller. 



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I only use my left hand when necessary. If I can use my right hand for it, I will always use my right hand.

So my left hand is completely unable to execute actions such as writing.



Can't throw a good football pass or throw base ball at any base with my terrible left



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dx11332sega said:
Can't throw a good football pass or throw base ball at any base with my terrible left

With a lot of practice as a kid I became pretty good at hitting,  throwing and catching left handed. To the point where it did not really matter if I got the one left handed glove during our daily games at recess or during baseball or softball season. To this day I am still pretty accurate I guess. Forgot all about that skill. Tried throwing my keys at my cat just now. Went right at her and she just stated at them as they slid right next to her. 



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