When you hear someone communicating negativity, imagine being surrounded by a Pyrex glass shield. It rebuffs all negativity–allowing only positivity to flow through. You will find that you can continue to converse and stay involved with those around you, but you won’t be affected by their negativity.
As silly as this sounds, it works. To slightly rephrase how Mother Teresa put it:
People may be illogical and self-centered. Treat them with positivity anyway.
If you do good, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do positive things anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Honesty may make you vulnerable. Be honest anyway.
People favor top dogs. Fight for some underdogs anyway.
What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack you if you help them. Help then anyway.
Give the world the best you have and you may get kicked for it. Give the best you’ve got anyway.
Remember that “getters” don’t get; givers get.
Let only positivity flow out. The Pyrex shield will protect you.