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swim with the current

To go along or agree with the prevailing or popularly held opinion or perspective; to act or behave the same way as the majority of others. When I was in college, I used to have a lot of radical opinions and beliefs, but as I've grown older, I find myself swimming with the current more often. I'm sorry, but I simply refuse to swim along with the current just because it's the easier option!
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Words are totally inadequate to describe the thrill experienced when watching your flies swimming with the current and seeing a fish rise and take one.
For many years, negotiating the terms of a D&O policy was swimming with the current. In this hard market, however, it is swimming upstream.
If God is love (1 John 4:8), and love is fluid and dynamic like a river, then God is not approached by standing and watching on the bank, but by swimming with the current. Love cannot be contained within the self, but must flow through the body in works of love.
Even though you will have to move rocks Out of the way on a downstream course, at least you are swimming with the current.