People want to have hope in Buddha. There are emptiness in the teaching of Buddha. People can't conquer the evil of this life. People have wicked hearts that love sin and mankind will crave bad things. The teaching of Buddha don't give a new desire in people.
There are some people that want President Clinton. He is a man that is flawed. He can't solve every problem and bring peace in mankind heart. People fear death and he will not bring comfort. He fears death, too.
People in India love the person of Gandhi. His ways are great but it will not bring world peace in this world. People will have hatred in the heart. The hatred is based on sin and not in culture. A person needs to crucified the sinful nature. The positives words will not cure the world's problem, but only the cross of Jesus will bring hope.
A person should hope in Jesus and not in mankind. Jesus is the Maker that is the Maker of everything. He is the bridge to God the Father. If a person repents from their sins then they will have a new desire. The sins of mankind causes division so God needs to transplant a new heart in a person. When a person have a new heart then there is hope.
When a person have the hope of Jesus, then there is a blessed future is guaranteed. The world can't give a guaranteed blessed future.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.