auf vidersein is a German word for “to auf”, which means “to the side or to the back”. If I’m being honest, I prefer the term “left” rather than “right” because I think people who use the phrase “to the left” in a sentence are more likely to get it, since they are accustomed to seeing it on the left side of a sentence.
We like to think that the left and the right sides of words and sentences exist to convey an idea. This is why we tend to say, for example, that words are written in left-handed script. And this is why we tend to use to instead of for in many cases. And it is often the reason that we use right instead of the left. As someone who uses both left and right all the time, I have to wonder if this is true.
If you want us to think for you, then you will find us using to instead of for. But we do this because it is much easier to say, if you say it with a to, then it becomes one of the two ways to say it. As someone who writes in the left-hand script all the time, I feel like it is much more likely that I am using to instead of for. I do not like it.
Why not use the right-hand script? Because your brain does not have the luxury of using to. When you say, “I know how to do this,” your brain has to think, “What do you mean I can do this?” Then it has to figure out what you mean. Also, you don’t have to feel the need to explain your use of to. You can just think it. Just use it.
I have to admit I have never used to when writing in the left-hand script. I guess the right-hand script is easier to say when you are in the middle of something and you need to explain something. But there are times when you just say, I am doing this for the sake of it.