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Chris Martin: My philosophy in life is I'm great

Chris Martin: My philosophy in life is I'm great

Chris Martin's new life philosophy in life is to think he is "great" at everything.

The Coldplay singer - who split from his ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow in 2014 - doesn't want to feel "s****y" and has made the decision to see himself as only having achieved amazing things.

He said: "I don't want to go through the whole of my life feeling s****y about myself. Because it's not making anyone happy. My philosophy at the moment is that I'm great - and so is everybody else. You have to fit your own oxygen mask. That's really my philosophy now."

Coldplay's 2014 LP 'Ghost Stories' dealt with his separation from Gwyneth - the mother of his two children, daughter Apple, 12, and Moses, 10 - and after their split, Chris approached a Sufi teacher who schooled him in spiritual values.

Chris, 39, revealed he was taught to seek inner guidance and has admitted the philosophy has made him more confident in his music.

He said: "My philosophy now (is) our band is the best band in the world. And so are all the other bands. Then I don't have to feel threatened by any other bands. I enjoy it a lot more."

Coldplay went on to release 'A Head Full of Dreams' in December 2015 which had a much more positive vibe and contained several feel good hits such as 'Hymn For The Weekend' and 'Adventure of a Lifetime' and 'Up&Up'.

Following the last two years or contrasting emotions, Chris now lives by the mantra that happiness is a state of mind you can omit control over.

In an interview with The Guardian newspaper, he said: "Well, it's a state of mind. If you want to be depressed every day there's plenty of material. The world is crazy. Even today, I'm like, why has some guy walked into a nightclub in Orlando and - what is the possible meaning of that?"