This post was meant to go up weeks ago but I am the queen of procrastination and I can be terribly lazy sometimes. Also, WordPress gives me a headache anytime I try to put up a post.This topic is part of my list of things that keep me up at night. Shouldn’t we all aim to be ambidextrous? I mean, what if you lose the hand you always rely on? What happens then? You would end up having to learn to use your non-dominant hand and feeling sorry for yourself. If you had learnt to use both hands from the start however, you won’t waste time trying to learn to use your non-dominant hand and moving on from losing one hand would be relatively easier.
Take Ser Jaime Lannister, of the House of Lannister, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, aka Kingslayer, aka Jaime in Game of Thrones, for example. If he had learnt to fight with his sword using both hands, losing his sword hand wouldn’t have been that big of a deal. Also he wouldn’t be wasting his time learning to use his left hand at this crucial period when he could be plotting how to sit on the Iron Throne like everyone else in Westeros. PRIORITIES! (To be fair, Jaime isn’t particularly a very politically ambitious man)
As awfully pessimistic this might sound, I just feel that it is better to be prepared. This is why I am learning to use my left hand for things I normally use my right hand for. That’s why the drawings in this post look sort of sick but I’m getting there. I have no excuse for my terrible attempt at comic strips however.
P.S. Same thing for learning Braille and moving around in the dark. Just in case.