Non Illegitimi Carborundum is my families’ motto. It is on my daughter’s college class rings as a reminder, “don’t let the bastards grind you down”. It is a bit of a mock-Latin aphorism, but it works!
Everyday we have someone who wants to ‘grind’ us down, it’s just the way it is. We have two choices on how we’re going to deal with it. One, let them really get to you, because the ugly can feel bad, but it’s what we do with it that matters. Two, lift you head and give them the middle feather. Because we don’t have to let the bastards grind us down.
It’s a mindset, it’s your choice!