Yes, there will always be negative things in life. There will always be negative people in our lives.
"Dad, I scored 20 points in our basketball game today!" "You should've scored 30!"
"Boss, look at my video project!" "Yeah, it's good you were able to interview him but the shot is awful!"
Yup, there will always be people who will burst that bubble. Or cut that rope to satisfaction. Or turn off the lights on your dreams. There will always be the Debbie Downers or the Nancy Nags who will keep on complaining about everything.
Uh-huh, all these add up. They may seem trivial at times and you may just laugh about them but it takes its toll on you. It pinches nerves. It elicits a forced teeth grind. It sucks.
But they are part of life. I don't want to sound negative but we cannot rid ourselves of negative occurrences in life as well as negative people. They will ALWAYS be there.
They will be our constant reminders of how bad we are doing. Or how nasty we are being. Or how poor we are performing.
So how do we deal with negativity then?
The best way of removing negativity is to laugh and be joyous. - David Icke
Yes, laughter is THE best medicine. Reader's Digest says so and life says so.
We just have to laugh about them. Brush them off your shoulders. Enter one ear then leave the other.
No need to get consumed by them. You're just gonna waste your time. So, just laugh at them.
A clear understanding of negative emotions dismisses them.- Vernon Howard
Try understanding why they're like that. Or why things are what they seem. How did they turn into a negative situation? Maybe it was your fault. It doesn't matter if it wasn't. Just try to understand.
Accent your positive and delete your negative. - Donna Karan
Personally, I don't like negative people. I don't like being stuck in negative situations. I don't like conflicts. I don't deal with conflicts and confrontation well. I just don't like it when something that I expect to happen does not happen. But then again, who dictates on what should and should NOT happen.
So the best thing to do is to adjust. Compromise. Understand. Easier said than done BUT it has to be done.
They say the positives should outweigh the negatives. I certainly hope so.
If not, we can just be negative too. Two negatives produce something positive anyway, right?