Brain development can be very sensitive. We should respect the life we have and the brain power we have been given.
Many post offering great advise are being made here, and some with respected responses. No doubt with all good intentions, but the process of avoiding something is creating something we do not realize. Something that is very hard to overcome. You can even call it a habit.
What Does Avoiding Something Create?
Setting in your mind that you are going to avoid something is creating a mental habit to monitor any given situation related to this "Scenario" so that you are able to avoid it.
Sounds great but think deeper into the results... When monitoring to avoid scenarios, you are instinctively creating an awareness of all of the scenarios that "Could" happen. In turn, finding ourselves constantly trying to avoid these situations.
What should we do instead of avoiding a bad situation?
It never happened. Forget about it. Move on with your life and place the wisdom in your utility belt.
For something as common as - Avoid Negative People
Instead we should be thinking - Identify and converse with positive people
This small variance is the difference between a negative mindset and a positive mindset.
By doing this, don't you think that negative people will eventually be irrelevant to your life? Maybe you will be too busy with other people they will phase out of your life without realization. With this, you spend more time thinking about thoughts that would prove more productive long term.