To take the path of least resistance does not mean to offer no resistance to anything that comes across your path. It means to be aware of your options in life, think on their consequences both immediate and future, and act on those which feel best to your soul.
They may not be perfect for everyone, and others may try to steer your path in the direction that they prefer. It is up to you what you choose.
Consider those who you love in your choices, but if your choices conflict with their expectations of you, then you have to decide if
1. trying to be who they want you to be, or
2. being who you really are is ultimately more important to everyone's long term happiness.
You can only pretend for so long, but you can be yourself until your very last breath.