ONE BAD APPLE CAN SPOIL THE WHOLE BUNCH
In-competencies have roots! Don't they?
That popular phrase, "One bad apple can spoil the whole bunch," is used to "refer to a situation in which one person's negative demeanor or bad behavior can affect a whole group of people, influencing them to have a similar negative attitude or to engage in the same bad behavior."
It only takes one person, thing, or element to ruin the entire group, situation, or project, because a rotting apple can cause other apples in close proximity to begin to rot as well. Gardeners know that “one rotten apple can spoil the whole bunch” if it lays there! Smart farmers throw out the bad seeds and the bad fruits! Should we follow suit by disassociating with individuals/circumstances that can contaminate? Wise you may be if you cut the ties. Removal may even be your saving grace; particularly when the person or behavior is rotten to the bones. Photo credit: www.steemit.com