To zig when you should zag can lead to unfortunate results. To zig when others expect you to zag can mean you live freely and choose to not always conform, and this can be a good thing. There are millions of choices to be made in our lifetime, some inconsequential in the grand scheme of things, and some that alter the path we travel on the rest of our lives. The teachings of the Dao can help you to make good choices and avoid pitfalls and crevices that can trap us or roads that. The best way to get yourself out of something is not get yourself into in the first place.