There is a story of an ancient general praying to the gods for a blessing before a big battle. The return he received for his offering and prayer was that “the day of battle would be the day that a great civilization would be created.”
The general, of course, interpreted this as a guarantee that he would be victorious. But when he was defeated a great civilization was born, but it was the king who conquered him.
Perspective is a funny thing and it’s hard to get it. Almost nothing is as good or bad as we think it is.
Nothing is miserable unless you think it is and you’ll also never feel happy with the things you have unless you find contentment.