A scorpion being a very poor swimmer asked a turtle to carry Him on his back across a river.
Are you crazy exclaimed the turtle! “You’ll sting me while I’m swimming and I’ll drown”
My dear turtle, laughed the scorpion, “if I were to sting you, you would drown and I would go down with you and now where is the logic in that? You are right!” cried the turtle.
Hop on, the scorpion climbed aboard and halfway across the river gave the turtle a mighty sting. As they both sank to the bottom the turtle resignedly said, do you mind if I ask you something? You said there would be no logic in you stinging me? Then why did you do it? “It has nothing to do with logic, the drowning scorpion sadly replied. It’s just my character to sting!
The wisdom from this classic this Monday morning is simply, be careful whom you share your life with. They are either adding or taking away from you. You must carefully lean towards those who add value to your life rather than those who sting with their toxic attitudes. Life is too short for an experiment in bad company. Whoever walks with the wise will become wise but a company of fools heads for self-destructions. So this week go not in the way of a mischievous man so you won’t become infected with his toxins.