I just got off the phone with someone I love dearly. However, I really struggle with the negativity I always hear. It really is hard to remain upbeat for any length of time before I am looking for excuses to get off the phone. I would love to be able to negate the negativity in my own life and I can't do that listening to it.
I think the phrase "negating negativity" really appeals to me. The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines it this way:
negate: to cause to be ineffective or invalid
negativity: marked by absence, withholding, or removal of something positive
I think I'll strive toward this goal (the end toward which effort is directed )
Don't you just love dictionaries?