I read an article recently that stated that "bad is 5X stronger than good." The article was a business piece on the influence of bad apples on the morale and performance of good apples and suggested ways to minimize those effects.
Over all, there were some good
points made, but what stuck in my mind more than anything was the
assertion that "bad" is 5X stronger than "good."
I don't believe that for a moment. Bad is NOT 5X stronger than good. Bad is 5X louder than good and louder does not equal stronger. For some reason "disgruntled" manages to find a voice for itself while "satisfied" and "content" don't always need vocal expression.
people for instances, tend not to want to "rock the boat." Guess what
people...the boat is already rocking and unless something is done, we
could all end up wet. It's time for those who are positive, have faith
in the future, with good character and work ethic to speak up and steady
When did "good" become the silent majority? When did
bullying become the acceptable "way things are?" It happened one
choice to keep quiet at a time.
In every place where we
have influence, it is up to us to use that influence as a voice that
speaks in opposition to "bad" whether it be negative attitudes or
character degradation. If good keeps it's mouth shut, it's asserting
contentment with what's being said or done by default.
So, does one bad apple spoil the whole bunch? Yes if all the other apples sit around and adopt by default the rotting influence of the one bad apple.
To Good Apples Everywhere: SPEAK UP OR GET READY TO SWIM.
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