I'm reading the Art of Happiness when i can find a minute here or there. The Buddhist way of looking at things definitely illustrates how our conventional Western viewpoint almost sets things in motion for major disappointment, frustration,and other issues at some point in our journey...
So now it's the simple task of reversing a lifetime of conditioning, ignoring societal and cultural influences, and adopting a completely new paradigm!
Didn't mean that to be sarcastic; my early morning sense of humour(?)!