Does one bad apple really spoil the bunch? We often hear sayings and catch phrases then assume they are true without question. Start challenging the norm and consider the possibility it may not be so. Upon closer consideration, if things remain true, no harm done. However our limitations are often self-imposed.
In nature, one bad apple does have an effect on the rest of the bunch but look in the mirror; you are human. You have the choice to accept negativity or be the exception. Others can contribute to your attitude but YOU ultimately make the choice.
Here is a Haiku I wrote that inspired this post.
Will the apple spoil
While among the unripened?
Choose wisely, Sweet Fruit.