Welcome to Dhamma Wheel!
What I like about the Dhamma is the way it helps reduce suffering and leads to more happiness in life.
I've always known that commercialism wasn't for me, but it wasn't until I discovered Buddhism that I realised there was a happy alternative.
I try to practice the Noble Eightfold Path as best as I can, and even though I don't have the support of a local Dhamma community, I find spiritual friendship here amongst friends at Dhamma Wheel.
"Having understood name-and-form, which is a product of prolificity,
And which is the root of all malady within and without,
He is released from bondage to the root of all maladies,
That Such-like-one is truly known as 'the one who has understood'." (Snp 3.6)
"Whether I were to preach in brief, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach in detail, Sāriputta, or whether I were to preach both in brief or in detail, Sāriputta, rare are those who understand." (A I 333, Sāriputtasutta)