From an ongoing conversation:
Many people go through life feeling there is more to it than what they are experiencing. People that are rich, famous, and successful are not exempt from this empty feeling as well as those that are not quite so rich and successful. A lot of people find that a commitment to God will fill that ‘void’ and provide the inner peace that’s missing. Even though there are a multitude of religions, regardless of dogma, most provide a means of joy and hope and truly are good for mankind. Joy and peace are attained by the voluntary practice of one’s faith.
Forced conversion to any belief or religion produces an adverse effect in obtaining any hope or joy. More here.