This Saturday I was taking squash lessons. I realized that I always play forehands. I had an argument with my friend who was coaching me on whether switch is allowed in squash or not. Well, I just read that its legal to use both hands, though the pro’s generally don’t do it. I’m still a toddler and don’t understand why. But for sure I’m njoying being Ambidextrous. The other day we went for Ten Pin Bowling. After around 30mins, my middle finger started paining. But I was the lucky champ, instead of loosing or quitting I just started using my left hand.
So ‘m I born ambidextrous? Well certainly not. Till my grads I always used my right hand as my dominant hand. But I would never hold the cup of tea with my right hand. I have always been fascinated with left-handed people. I find the use of left hand very smart and graceful. So finally in 2005, I started playing around with my brain and hands. I started using spoon with my left hand. Initially to drink soup which was very easy and then to eat rice. Believe me, grabbing the last byte used to be a big challenge. But then I managed it.
Now I’m training myself for using my both hands, making optimum utilization of resources. They say that its common that left handed people using their right hand, because many gadgets are manufactured for right handed people. But right handed people using left hand is rare. Its uncommon. Its challenging. Its fun. You just have to change your outlook on things. Don’t automatically use your dominant hand ’cause you’re used to it. At least consider the possibility of using the other hand. Studies have shown that ambidextrous people are more emotionally independent, more determined, more adaptable to new situations and more apt to handle problems without giving up.
Come, join this club of Ambidextrous. Feel yourself proud to be the owner of your “other hand” !!!