Craving for things outside ourselves is what makes life life - I don't want to learn to not want, that's what people in prison have to do. Buddhism teaches suffering is inevitable. The only thing that's inevitable is that if you have fake boobs and hair extensions, Tiger Woods will try to $%^*& you.
I can only say, with politeness, no dummy, finding out that the pony you didn't get meant you had a millisecond to realize that dammit, you're alive and you don't need anything other than what is right here, right now, and that's damned infinite in and of itself is what life is about.
Maher's mileage, and yours, may vary, but that needed saying, I think.
HT: Worst Horse