How Wild They Used To Be in College
Your past can say a lot about you.
Just because you did something outlandish or stupid 20 years ago doesn't mean that people will believe you've developed impeccable judgment since then.
Some behavior that might qualify as just another day in the typical fraternity (binge drinking, minor theft, drunk driving, abusing people or farm animals, and so on) shows everyone you work with that, when push comes to shove, you have poor judgment and don't know where to draw the line.
Many presidents have been elected in spite of their past indiscretions, but unless you have a team of handlers and PR types protecting and spinning your image, you should keep your unsavory past to yourself.
in spite of 虽然， 尽管…； 不顾； 别看；
In spite of her hostility, she was attracted to him.
The blunt comment made Richard laugh in spite of himself.
I wouldn't trust them in spite of all their la-di-da manners.