I first saw this video a couple of years ago, when it was already old news on the web. Almost four million people have viewed it right now, which is astonishing for such a simple idea: how to tie your shoelaces.
The thing is, until I saw this video, I thought that what I was doing – what my mother taught me fifty-odd years ago – was the only way to tie my shoelaces. It turns out I was wrong all that time.
And so, at least each time I tie my shoes, and at other times as well, I now wonder what other truths that have always been there for me are just plain wrong.
Far from creating massive self-doubt, this feels liberating. Maybe what I know is true. Maybe it isn’t, but finding the truth will be an exciting discovery.
How do you tie your shoes?