You are the only person in the world that can define 'better' for you.
You have to live it, give of yourself to get it, and live with the results. Of course, we include the thoughts and ideas, even needs of those closest to us, those we depend upon and who depend upon us. Those few who we have built a life upon and we want to continue to. Partner, spouse, children, parents, siblings, closest of trusted friend and confidants. There are people who have a more vested interest in our happiness than even their own.