I disagree with the premise.
I don’t think I’ve heard that theory seriously made as a recommendation. In my experience, it’s most often used as an observation or as a denigrating/snide commentary about failing to self-actualize or take responsibility for behaviors and outcomes.
The path of least resistance is what you should model unthinking processes to take. It’s not the path you should take, as it rarely leads to the destination you want.
I agree that it doesn’t alway lead to the desired destination. Would you same of “the path” as it pertains to emotions and relationships? Are those things that should be challenging or flowing?
I don’t know what “the path” means, sorry.
my apologies for not being clear. The path refers to ones journey; road travelled; life route.
Oh. That’s a different metaphor, for advice on an unrelated topic. “path of least resistance” is about making choices and behaviors that are easy, rather than those which lead to the best longer-term outcomes (or are virtuous, if you’re more deontologist than consequentialist). “life route” (I think) is just about noticing that they ARE choices, and observing/enjoying the ride, wherever it leads.
Or maybe they’re the same metaphor, and “the path” is the recommendation to avoid the easy path and take the virtuous one. I don’t hang out with people who use the term enough to really understand the meaning without much more context.