Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “You must do the thing that you think you cannot do.” Her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) the 32nd President of the United States of America said, “Above all try something.” So, what do these quotes, or words of wisdom, from one of America’s most famous power couples have in common? It’s all about striving to be better. It’s not about succeeding all the time, but at least striving to be better. With this striving comes a deep satisfaction that tends to make us happier, like someone smiling and beaming with pride after just finishing a marathon even though they are tired. This level of fulfillment that striving brings us cannot be accomplished through our modern-day instant gratification of remote control television or microwave popcorn. These pleasures cannot replace true effort and accomplishment.