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Shoelaces ~ Macro Monday

I remember when and how my father taught me to attach and tie shoelaces. He has taught me a number of ways at once depending on the type of shoes, sneakers or boot, and how to make the knot well so it doesn’t come off easily, which also adjusts to the length of the shoelace.

After I was old enough to understand, I realized that the way we tie shoelaces would be a habit that could become a habit for life. Because my father is an army that uses many types of shoes, apparently he has taught me from the very beginning to bind well and effectively. In fact, I see many friends who tie shoelaces in different ways and absolutely do not want to change the way they tie even though it looks tidy, ineffective and easily detached.

More mature I realize that changing habits is very difficult, even if we know a better way and various reasons.  It could be a new, more effective way to tie your shoelaces will feel unnatural and abnormal, not because it’s wrong but just because it’s against your current habits. Such difficulties require to unlearn and relearn that requires persistence. It’s much easier to teach a habit for people who don’t know a way than to change a person’s habits in a way, in any case, in any habits.

  • Do you have a special way to tie shoelaces?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Have you ever changed the way you tie your shoes?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Is there a habit that is very difficult for you to change?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

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  1. Users voted 9 times.
    Q: Do you have a special way to tie shoelaces?

    Yes (4 votes) – 44%
    No (5 votes) – 56%

    Q: Have you ever changed the way you tie your shoes?

    Yes (2 votes) – 22%
    No (7 votes) – 78%

    Q: Is there a habit that is very difficult for you to change?

    Yes (8 votes) – 89%
    No (1 votes) – 11%

  2. I used to always tie my shoes with the one tie method lol. Now-days the shoe strings are so long I have to tie them with a double tie lol. Some changes in life are necessary for mature growth, but some ways touch our hearts in a special way, so that is the kind of habits to hold onto.

  3. Interesting article and a very interesting photo!
    I must say some habits are hard to change, at least those you find the most practical for yourself… If someone tells me other ways to do some things I will listen or do it but when and if I understand that it is much better than my own way, and sometimes it takes time, but I’m not against changing habits or ways, I like broadening perspectives…

      • Yes… Although I will not do it until I find it better than my own way… Like for example things here…, I had my own ways, someone told me theirs but I could not do it that way at the time, but now it occurs me such ways are maybe better so I’m thinking to do it that way…
        I can also be very flexible towards people and adapting to them while easily judged by those same people when I do the opposite…

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