First something about the big picture ….
Bhuddha was eighty years old when he died. Many aspects of Buddhism, clearly inspired by the life of Buddha himslf. Buddha’s enlightenment was the result of his own determined efforts and Buddhists are taught that the same is true of their own enlightenment, they are the sole responsible for their efforts and no one else. If something is missing from your life, don’t look to Buddha, or to the people around you, in other words look to yourself. The ancient Buddhist texts contain a prophecy of another Buddha to come. He currently resides in the Tutshita (Heaven), and his next incarnation will be the last.