No, this is not nursery school. But interestingly, most people tie their shoes using what’s called a “granny knot”. It feels more natural because second tie follows the same motion as the first tie. However, it is also weaker and less aesthetically-pleasing than the square knot.
How to tie your shoes — TED
I was a bit disappointed in myself when my friend Warren sent me this video. I went through years of tying square knots in my belt when practicing TaeKwonDo as a teenager. Somehow that knowledge never moved below the waist.