Natural Engineers.

Very interesting. This reminds me of a story my mom told me once. When she was a student, her University had this problem of people not following the walkways and creating dirt-trails in the grass. There were “professionals” hired to determine the best way to prevent these dirt trails. They proposed putting up small rails along the walkways, changing the color of the pathway to make it more appealing, and even planting more resilient species of grass to withstand the students’ footsteps. Ultimately, they winning proposition was to just build pathways where people wanted to walk. They didn’t need to hold any meetings as to where to put these paths either, they just laid bricks over the dirt paths that the students had made!

Ah, simplicity. 

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