I have been reading Alan Watts book 'The Watercourse Way,' on Taoism and I don't think it was a coincidence that I came into contact with 'against the wind' album by Bob Seger recently. They are both reflecting on the "path of least resistant." Bob Segar sings about his foolishness when he was going against the grain. He sings "watch the young man run, against the wind."
And Alan Watts suggests that in Taoism if we be more like water and nature life is easier and fuller.