~ George Bernard Shaw
So, I saw these ducks swimming in a harbor. As you can see, several of them are following the mom and in a line and being obedient. Then you have those other yahoos off to the side swimming is a less organized fashion. My guess is that they all ended up at the same destination, but took different routes (some not following the path made for them by the mother duck - not to be confused with Mother Goose).
If they all get to where they're going, does it matter? Who had the better swim of it?
Now, if that straggler off to the side got chomped up by some sea beast, well then there's a totally different moral for us, isn't there?