<verb> Colloquial expression;
To 'go with
the flow' means to not have a particularly strong opinion on something, and thus follow
==> First known
to be used by the Roman Emperor Marcus Arelius (yes, the one from Gladiator) in his writings
'the Meditations.' Marcus wrote
a lot about the flow of thoughts and happiness and he concluded that "most things flow naturally" and in his opinion it was better to "Go with
the Flow" than to try and change society.
DUDE: "Hey man!"
MAN: "Yo dude, what's up?"
DUDE: "Nothing, I was just wondering why you weren't being TOTALLY
EXTREME like I am today, with my cool
and my tight
MAN: "I dunno, dude. I just thought I'd go with the flow rather than dress like a total dickhead, y'know
DUDE: "Yeah, I know
what you mean, man."