I first heard about the religion called Buddhism over 10 years ago. I recently woke up to the fact that I've been wasting my time looking for this vague concept called "enlightenment" by searching for this guy named Buddha... who is in fact... DEAD! (You can imagine my shock.) I was under the impression that shaving my head and spending thousands of dollars to learn Tibetan at UVa would somehow make me happy and bring me closer to this thing called "peace." Nope. Not a chance. So, I threw all my "Buddhist" shit out and became a middle school English teacher. I don't feel lobotomized anymore!