Norman Fischer, from Taking Our Places: The Buddhist Path to Truly Growing Up
"Buddhism, along with many other religious traditions, speaks of the possibility of a lasting and truly satisfying happiness that can endure even when times are tough. Such happiness
can't come from possessions or accomplishments, for these are transitory and will not suffice at the end of the day when life's questions and contingencies loom large. In the end, secure
happiness comes only with the solid feeling we have when we know that we have become the person we were meant to be in this lifetime–that we have matured and used the life we have been given in
the best way we could."