When we meet a person, we often say “how are you doing” with responses being anything from true to false or sarcastic (“if I was any better, I’d be you).
You don’t start a conversation with “I almost died” or “I’ve been sick for a week” and if someone else does, a word of positivity is better than dragging out the full story. To avoid negative situations, take the lead with positivity. “I’m happy to see you”. “Glad to be here”. Something sincere and positive. No one wants to be around people who drag them down even if they don’t know any other way. Negativity is a disease. Take precautions against it. Treat it with a healthy dose of positivity.