From another thread:
Buddhism, at least as I practice it, continually enables me to become more compassionate, more positive, stronger, wiser, more optimistic. Yes, sometimes I cry, sometimes I scream in anger at perceived stupidities and in humanities in the world and in my own life. Sometime I "Bang my head against the wall" in momentary frustration or rage. But then, I quickly return to the Lion Warrior of Peace and Humanity that I want to make better, stronger, bolder freeer. I laugh at my momentary detours and celebrate life as it is. I take the next step.
We is human and better for being on The Path?
You bet! [ No gambling in the ranks ]
Who can confirm that their practice improves their life? Me for one.