Paul McCartney touched upon the power of positive thought. While answering questions posted via his official website's (PaulMcCartney.com) "You Gave Me The Answer" fan corner, "Macca" said, "I’ve always been an optimistic person, because I don’t like the alternative! I find that even when you go through crisis after crisis, you still come out the other end, and no matter how bad you’re feeling it can often work out okay."
He went on to explain: "Something I’ve learned is that life’s good, really, but we often screw it up. So I try to tell myself and other people that if we can just work on not screwing it up, it’s going to be better for us and everyone else. I always try and see the good side — the silver lining — and if you're lucky, it arrives."
McCartney spoke about keeping spirits up in the face of the pandemic: "With Covid, it’s awful. You’ve got to look for the good side, and even though we’re all restricted right now, you’ve got to say — 'well, on the other hand it gives me loads of time to do all the stuff I wanted to do.' And even though we can’t hug our friends like we wish we could, there will come a time when we’ll be able to, and I have a feeling it’ll be even better than ever."
A few years ago, Paul McCartney told us that throughout his life music has been a constant positive outlet for him: ["I think one of the great things is music is a great healer. And it's a great, sort of, therapy, and often when you're going through something difficult, to get into your music is a great thing. I've been very glad that to have my music. I think I've been, consequently, just been putting stuff into it that seems to have added up to something."] SOUNDCUE (:20 OC: . . . up to something)
Paul McCartney On His Music Being A Great Healer :