I'm left handed. I hadn't thought about being left handed until a few weeks ago when I was out collecting more materials for art. The person who was offering me things had a large piece of MDO and Luanne but they wouldn't fit in the van. He had plenty of tools and offered to cut them; I offered to cut it instead. He set everything up on the horses and I grabbed the hand saw. I saw a flash of surprise as I started on the other end where the two pieces that were on top of each other hung over the end of the table since he assumed I would start on the other end. Just a week prior to that I was cutting something at home, I was cursing the fact I can never get close enough to a small piece with the skil saw because the body of the tool always hits my c-clamp. I had an epiphany, stand on the other side and the thinner side of the saw slides right on by. It was awkward though and visually threw me off and I prefer to do it standing with the bulk of the board on my left.
I have adapted, as do most lefties. As a child the school tried to get me to write with my right hand but it didin't stick. I played baseball and would hit left handed but throw right handed. I caught better right handed. I played tennis right handed. Threw darts/arrows, shot BB Guns...all right handed. Who is to say it was natural to do most things right handed or part of my survival skill since I was always anxious and just copying everyone in order to learn. Paranoid thing that I was, I decided to learn how to write right handed as I got older in case I ever had my left hand amputated or suffered a stroke. I got very good at it but over the years stopped practicing.
Everything is for right handed people. So I comply. Shooting a camera, bowling, just about anything I can think of I do with my right hand save for playing pool and eating. Now I see that doing thing with tools with a left handed attitude might be part of the reason I am so screwed up when it comes to all that stuff. My brain feels split, I see as a left handed person but have automatically been trained to use my right hand. Try switching your mouse over for a left handed person and drawing with that hand in a Paint program....thats what life feels like when you are left handed.