secret mottoes? okay, i do have one.
here’s something i learned in the usual way (the hard one): when life gives you turds, don’t try to make lemonade. you know? sometimes looking on the bright side of things, or being super clever, or turning your frown upside down, etc., doesn’t do you any good. you cannot make a refreshing summer beverage out of poo.
when life gives you turds, don’t pick them up. if you have to pick them up for some reason, do not squeeze them.