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Page 12 Editor's Notebook Wednesday, May 23, 2012 The Adams County Record A Limitless Future Graduation is a time tO celebrate the accomplishments of students who have earned something very valuable. It is also a time to look forward. Each year at graduations across the nation, speakers recite glowing visions of a future with limitless opportunities. They seldom, if ever, seem to mention the things that kids need to avoid in order to make their futures limitless. The following is my message to graduates, based on 60 years of living, observing, learning the hard way . and once in awhile realizing, "There but for the grace of God go I" Dear Graduates, I'm sure everyone has congratulated you on your achievement. By now you should realize that there are a number of people who really care about you and hope very much that you make the most Of your opportunities. You are entering one of the most exciting and promising periods of your life, but you are also entering one of the most dangerous periods of your life, where certain mistakes can destroy your future. Yes, we learn from our failures. And yes, we should take chances and try new things while we're young. But some mistakes are easier to recover from than others. Here are two of the most common and easy ways to mess up yourlife, about "true love," you disease and pregnancy, unless you win the 1) Alcohol is stupid- can very easily fall madly, But since no meth6d lottery, you will struggle in-a-bottle. Many of head-over-heals in love of birth control is 100% for many years and you have already taken with someone who is effective, every time may never catch up. extracurricular classes absolutely wrong for you. you have sex you are (And no, that's rtot a in that form of stupid. You've been told that taking a chance that recommendation to buy Some of you havelearned sex has consequences, you will create a human lottery tickets!) from it, and some of you and that you should wait life -- a life that you are You have so many haven't. Every year on until an appropriate time responsible for. opportunities right now, college campuses, several in your life. But you may G i r 1 s -- g e t t i n g and so much life ahead of kids die from alcohol not learn until it comes pregnant before you're you. As you go out into overdoses, are killed by back to bite you that ready is the number the world, remember the drunk driving, stagger Sex has a unique way of one reason for female people who care about out a three-story window, bonding two people that poverty. Boys--you can't you. What you do affects or get pregnant. Alcohol can make them feel as just walk away if you them too, in ways you is the drug that ruins if they have found their get a girl pregnant. That will only understand more lives than all other perfect, forever soul child is your legal and when you become a drugs combined, mate. That wears off financial obligation for at parent. Have fun. But 2) Choosing a life more often than not, and least 18 years, and your use the years of learning partner is )ust about sometimes very quickly, moral obligation the rest that you have invested the most important And you've of your life. in reaching this day to decision you will ever undoubtedly been told It costs a ton of money make wise choices - and make. Contrary to what that if you do have sex to raise a child. If you have a limitless future. you see in movies and that you should always have a child before you read in romance novels use protection against are financially prepared, D  I Rowland Auction Service COTTTONWOOD, IDAHO (208) 962-3284 Sales are Fridays at 12:30 PM. Dennis Rowland- Owner Cell: 208.983-7400 Brent Rowland - Rep. 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