A Pearl of Wisdom {by Kiki}

by Valerie on August 7, 2009 · 4 comments


I love Kiki’s blog Yogademia as it is packed with wisdom. My latest favorite post was the one on balancing love and work.

Here is the pearl of wisdom Kiki shares with us today:

Dear Kiki aged 22,

Arm yourself with this phrase to make it through your Ph.D. with less stress, pain and anger: Illegitimi non carborundum – Don’t let the bastards grind you down.

You are going to meet some real characters, and they will certainly try to grind down the diamond that you are working so hard to become. Believe with all your might that they cannot erode your soul or dull your sparkle, and put that belief into action every day. If you do, then the path will unfold brilliantly in front of you.

Have faith,
Kiki, nine months away from being Dr. Kiki


Please keep sending me pearls of wisdom and I will post them here. Please also feel free to send pictures with your pearls {whether your own or pictures you like that can be reproduced under Creative Commons licensing}.

Photo courtesy of
Yogademia

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1 Kiki August 8, 2009 at 6:18 am

Thanks, City Girl! I'm really loving the range of advice these pearls are "stringing" together.

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2 Carolyn August 9, 2009 at 2:46 am

i can't wait to call you Dr. Kiki!! ;-)

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3 Melita August 9, 2009 at 3:42 am

very powerful pearl! loved it!

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4 Globetrotting Cacti August 10, 2009 at 6:38 pm

Love it! And will remember this when I resume my studies in January. You are nearly there – what a massive achievment.

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