[摘要]十二岁时，我以为诚实总会有回报。 一天下午，我不小心将球踢进了一间空公寓的窗户中。 一声窗户玻璃碎裂的声音后，小伙伴们四下逃窜，边跑边喊：“快跑，没有人会知道的！”
At 12, I believed honesty was always rewarded.
One afternoon, I hit a ball through a vacant apartment’s window.
The sound of shattering glass was followed by kids running in all directions screaming, “Run! No one will tell.”
I went to the manager, expecting praise for being so honest. He laughed, saying, “I’ve never had a kid snitch on themselves. Kind of dumb.”
I didn’t understand until my mother said, “How did you feel when you told the truth? Remember that instead of what he said. Pride in yourself will always be your reward.”