Uncut: Lesson No. 1 for new high school grads



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Posted on May 3, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Our high school seniors are about to graduate, and head off to college, the military, or a job. But before they go, we need your help to make sure they get some valuables lessons to survive and thrive among the rest of us.

It's this week's Uncut commentary.

I'll be doing this for the next weeks: a lesson a week for new adults, passing on the best advice you can give them.

Lesson number one that I was given: Hold on to a good reputation. It's much more valuable than you think.

That means chose friends carefully. It means keep good company, or no company.

Watch what happens to those who don't play by the rules -- it does catches up them.

Only you can truly damage your character, so live your life so that if anyone does speak evil of you, no one will believe them.

A lot of adults have forgotten that, because doing the right thing is not always the popular thing or the easy thing... but it will keep you out of trouble.

Send me your lesson for our newest adults at jmccaa@wfaa.com. I'll pass the best ones along in the coming weeks.