In general, we stay positive when we feel good measuring ourselves against a goal, purpose. We can’t just be happy or positive for no reason.
In order to stay positive in the present political, medical, social (and economic/financial) upheaval we would need to have a goal, purpose above, beyond this chaos, making the chaos (like birth pangs for example) purposeful.
And this is actually what’s happening!
Humanity doesn’t exist by itself in Nature’s system (contrary to the belief of most). We can’t do whatever we want, we are still integral parts of the Natural system we are born from, and we are still evolving together with the system.
And evolution today - through this crisis that encompasses all levels and facets of Human activity - invites us to a new, this time conscious Human development.
After all so far we developed blindly, instinctively, like children playing with their toys, taking, consuming, building, destroying as our inherently selfish, individualistic, exploitative nature drove us.
Now Nature is “letting us know” - by forcing us into today’s evolutionary state of a global, integral world where we all depend on each other and became 100% responsible for one another - that the childhood is over, and we have to know how to take responsibility for our ongoing evolution.
From now on we have to learn Nature’s plan of evolution, what it expects from us, and we have to proactively, consciously upgrade, adjust our nature, behavior - especially how we interconnect between us in this integral system - until we become compatible with Nature’s system.
As soon as we start seeing the world, our development accordingly, we will understand that we had to go through this volatile, chaotic transitional period between blind, instinctive childhood and a fully mature, responsible adulthood in our Human evolution.
And if we are good students of Nature we can go through this period quickly with hardly any loss of life, assets, preventing potential catastrophes, wars by understanding what evolution wants from us.
Then we will be able to justify this state as the most suitable for is purpose!