(500 words) Rhonda Byrne, creator of The Secret answered four questions as part of their 'Secret Scrolls' newsletter last year. Her answers are inspiring and illuminating. I've posted number one as my 'quote,' but the others are linked to below if you'd like to read further advice from her. Question Pinelopi: I would like to ask Rhonda how I can ignore the negative people/situations around me and focus on love & appreciation at the same time. Answer The way to deal with negative people or situations in your life is not to judge them. Have no judgment about negativity versus positivity. Neither is actually good nor bad. They’re both equal, but just different choices. If you have the freedom to be positive, then you must allow others the freedom to be negative. No one can force you to be negative, just as you cannot force another to be positive. You are free to choose what you want for you – and you choose positivity. And it’s great that you choose positivity because your life will be much easier and filled with great things because of that choice.