A rotten apple with maggots peeping is no one’s choice except something’s amiss. Better to have nought than an unhealthy bite, of that which is bound to induce ill health.
The same may be applied to choices we make, noting decisions will in time bear fruit. Best therefore to determine making a healthy choice always, remembering it always begins with a thought.
I’ve got two apples, a good and a bad. There’s only one choice, life or death, determined by the one I pick. Maggots breed flies, a matter of time. Healthy thoughts enhance healthy living.
At times we’ve already made a bad choice, possibly unaware the maggots were hidden. Once noted please discard, if already bitten please spit it out.
If you are starving and a rotten apple the only choice, trim out the bad and eat the rest. And if decay is too far gone, it’s best to be starve in peace than eat that which will poison through and through.