Want to find a miserable person? Check the roles of the riches or most famous or those at the height of their power. Everyone knows the saying; how much money is enough, just a little more. Fame and power are no different. Celebrities seek more and more fame only to fall into the trap where they are willing to do anything to boost their fame including immorality. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. I remember the recent images of an elderly senator who was too constricted by the ravages of age he could not perform his job but refused to surrender the power of the office. Death finally took his power from him.
One of my great heroes was a man who did not seek fame and power, not even riches. He lived a good life, loved his family, was a good neighbor and served God in word, deed, with his time and with his finances. When he died the world took scarce notice but I believe that Eternity rejoiced.
"To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, 'If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.'" John 8:31-32