First, that’s not good advice. If the negativity is inside you then ignoring it means you’re letting it fester. If the negativity is from someone else then you’re doing one of two things. The first is letting a friend continue to suffer with at least trying to see if they want to talk about it. The second is remaining in a toxic situation with someone who you’re not able to talk with.
Anyway, here are some questions on the topic.
- Do you think those who are constantly negative are really in pain? Why?
- What would you do to help a loved one who is always negative?
- What would you like people to do with you if you’re stuck on negative?