People can never be fully satisfied with their lives if they do not know how to control their desires, since desires can grow and expand endlessly. No matter who you are, there will always be someone who is better than you. If your aim is to climb to the top social stratum, your whole life will be spent in the pursuit of such vanity. The consequence of chasing endless desires is never being happy. We can observe many such cases in daily life, either in our own experience or that of other people. It is therefore important to be content in our lives, harboring fewer desires.
~ Luminous Wisdom Book Series 6