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"The brain works more like a muscle than we thought," Blake says. "So if you're pinned in a corner for too long listening to someone being negative, you're more likely to behave that way as well."
Even worse, being exposed to too much complaining can actually make you dumb. Research shows that exposure to 30 minutes or more of negativity--including viewing such material on TV--actually peels away neurons in the brain's hippocampus. "That's the part of your brain you need for problem solving," he says. "Basically, it turns your brain to mush."
The next group of people I consider to be negative, are often times the ones I encounter most. They are the people who always have something bad to say about someone else. They are often times jealous, envious, and just plain don’t like to see other people succeed in life. These are people who probably have failed miserably in life, and just want other people miserable with them. Like they say, misery loves company. Do you know someone like this? I’m willing to bet you do. I find it hard for myself to be around these type of people. You are a reflection of the company that you keep. I consider people like this to be very annoying. So what can we do to combat against these type of negative people?
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Originally posted by CX
You become what you surround yourself with.
A good thing to remember in life.
Originally posted by Sinny
Originally posted by RussianScientists
The reverse must be true then also.
Now I know why everyone seems to be getting smarter around me; I must be a very positive person, hahaha.
Originally posted by arpgme
This is just another excuse for people to be in-compassionate towards people's struggles.
It reminds me of certain New Agers that don't want to focus on negative because of their "Vibration", meanwhile they allow people to be hurt...