Thanks to Jarvis who pointed me to Dave Weinberger who pointed me to:
Ian’s Shoelace Site. I am now tying my shoes differently.
Not because the laces used to come undone (they did, but not anymore… I use method 2 now) but because the act of starting every single day doing something that feels so different is a great subconscious reminder to reject the status quo.
And an even better reminder that the chances that 4 year olds will be taught this better way any time soon is pretty tiny. Good ideas spread, but old ideas stick around.