Check this out:
"The riper a piece of fruit is, the more ethylene it produces, and overripe fruit gives off even more ethylene, eventually leading to a concentration of the gas that’s enough to overripen all the fruit. Given the right conditions and enough time, one apple can push all the fruit around it to ripen—and eventually rot.
Additionally, an apple that is infested with mold will contaminate other fruit it's stored with as the mold seeks additional food sources and spreads. In both cases, it actually does take just one single apple to start a domino chain that ruins the rest of the bunch."
Thanks for the 411, science. In other words, who you're with matters. They'll make you better. They'll make you worse. No matter what, they're making you something.
Better to associate with those who will help you ripen instead of help you rot.
So, who are you with these days?