I am indeed exceedingly clumsy, always have been. Not good with my hands or my feet. I've always blamed it on my poor eye sight and I'm sure that's a factor. But I've also wondered if it is because I should have been a lefty instead of a righty.
I wonder about this because I'm left-eyed. The vision in my left eye is so much better than the right that my brain ignores the info from my right eye and only pays attention to the left. There's vision in the right eye, if you cover up the left I can see with the right eye, just not as well as my left.
I wear contact lenses most of the time, though actually I should say I wear a contact lens, I only wear one on my right eye, weird uh?
Anyway, back to my original question, should I be a lefty? It seems to me that if my vision is better on the left side it would make sense for me to use my left hand. I do for somethings. For instance, I can only thread my sewing machine using my left hand, can't do it at all with my right.
I've often thought that it was the having to look across my body to tell my right hand what to do that's part of the problem. If I only had to look from left eye to left hand I might be better off. Is it too late to learn to use my left hand?
As a footnote, my daughter is left-eyed, left handed and left footed and she' s nowhere near as clumsy as me.