We are bound by wrong thinking.
Clinging to bondages hinder us from progressing.
You are looking for water in the desert. Poor desert! It does not have water to give you. If it had, it would surely give. All it has is a mirage. It is not the desert’s fault. You are looking for water where it does not exist.
You want happiness from this world? But the world is like the desert. It does not have any happiness to give you. You are looking in the wrong direction.
If you want happiness – take a right about-turn and look within.