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I was never a humongous Steely Dan fan.
I mean, I was just a wee one when they were relevant and I suppose I liked them okay but, meh.
For some reason today, though, one of their bigger Top 40 hits "Dirty Work" keeps playing on the old noggin loop.
"I'm a fool to do your dirty work, Oh yeah. I don't want to do your dirty work no more. I'm a fool to do your dirty work, Oh yeah."
Hmm; perhaps I knew, even as a little kid when this was popular, that Don Fagen and company weren't exactly the most prolific songwriters around. Not to mention grammar-challenged. #LameLyrics
Either way, they weren't wrong about resisting the urge to let someone else coerce you into behavior that makes you uncomfortable, conflicts with your morals, or that you know is just flat out not right. Fine...I'll give 'em that one.
'Cause let's face it, if you're hiding behind a bully and letting them Pinocchio you into tyrant mode, you're just as guilty as they are...and even weaker, you dig?
Stay strong, be true to yourself and your convictions, and put a big old meanie in his or her place from the word go, yo. #Integrity