Hanging around pessimistic people at school, work or at home can be a real downer. Even if you are an optimistic person, you can find yourself falling into a negative spiral after too much exposure to those who possess a gloom and doom attitude. If this is the case, try to minimize the amount of time you spend with them. You could try to reason with them and be positive and encouraging, but you may be exhausted by the end of the day. I’ve found that most people who possess such a negative attitude won’t change even if they were injected with a double dose of happiness! Eventually you will need to decide if your efforts are worthwhile! You can stay or walk away, the choice is ultimately yours!