A good apple tree bears good fruit. A bad apple tree bears bad fruit. The condition of the fruit is based on the condition of the tree, not the other way around.
Good fruit is full of life: it contains life and it gives life to others.
The opposite of that is true too.
In life, if you want to know what you’re dealing with – the health, wealth, validity, worthiness of a thing – look at the fruit it produces: does it bless your life, does it energize and invigorate you, does it make you want to walk/talk upright?
A bad tree will never bear good fruit. It can not. Stop cursing the fruit and deal with the tree. Ignoring the tree doesn’t make the fruit better. Praying for the fruit, having “good thoughts” towards them doesn’t make them better. They can only BE what the source of their BEING is. If the tree isn’t dealt with, it can and will infect the other trees around it.
If you are not willing to address the tree, then you are wasting valuable time and resources hoping for better fruit.
“Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown to the fire. Therefore, by their fruit you will recognize them.”
Stop pretending, get to chopping.