In my experience, the people who are most happy or perhaps least unhappy are those who, of their own free will, commit to a religion or way of life and it seems that the more wholeheartedly they commit the happier they are.
It must be a relief to embrace a prescribed code or dogma that provides unequivocal answers to the challenges that life sets for the independent thinker.
She has a Bible, black and white,
of ancient words from Heaven sent:
the Truth, she swears, omnipotent,
that delineates wrong from right.
Faith is her lantern. Hope, the spark
that lights it in the grim unknown.
Robed in a shawl that has been sewn
with prayer, she braves approaching dark.