Once upon a time, there was a race of frogs. The goal was to reach the top of a high tower. Many people gathered to see and support them.
The race began.
In reality, the people didn’t believe that the frogs might reach the top of the tower, and all the phrases that one could here were of this kind:
“What pain!!! , They’ll never make it!”
The frogs began to resign, except for one who kept on climbing
The people continued:
“… What pain!!! They’ll never make it!…”
And the frogs admitted defeat, except for the frog who continued to insist.
In the end, all the frogs quit, except the one who, alone and with an enormous effort, reached the top of the tower.
The others wanted to know how did he do it.
One of them approached him to ask him how he had done it, to finish the race.
And discovered that he… was deaf!
This is exactly what we should do when we are dealing with negative people! Act deaf!
Some people in this world are always negative, complain, and whine and that is their nature. If you keep on giving your ear to them they will suck up all your positive energy.
“Ignore Negative People. They feed on your reaction and if they see you being affected by what they say/do, they will keep doing it” – Anonymous