Hegel's dialectic method of interpreting history says that events occur in the following steps: a) an event happens b) an opposing event comes to contradict the original event c) a third event takes the first two and synthesis between the two.
As far as I know, this is the general way in which Hegel looks at history. From there he goes to take a rather mystical approach to history, saying that through it the "world spirit" is "showing itself" (not sure about the exact phrasing he uses).
Could we instead of going the more mystic path, interpret Hegel's history of philosophy as a way to look at life? For example, something like: an event happens to me, but then a worse event happens, but I should know that in the end a third event would happen that'd synthesis between the two (I'd must admit that's how I look at life most of the time).