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.
"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh
"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)