Nothing has any intrinsic meaning. But if you are going to place a meaning on what is happening, which meaning would you want, the happiness meaning, or the unhappiness meaning? It is your choice, though most people don’t realize it is a choice. This whole discussion, and the idea that you could really choose to be happy and peaceful, may sound utopian to you. Becoming conscious enough to notice when you’re suffering, to notice what meaning you’ve placed on a situation, and to consciously change that meaning, doesn’t come easily.