Siddhartha Gautama was born a prince around 563 B.C. in a kingdom in Nepal. A fortune teller predicted that Sidd would either be a king that would unite India, or be a religious leader. His father wanted to lead him towards being a king.
I think I'm good... bye
Siddhartha was raised in wealth. His father didn't show him sick, homeless, or begging people. His father did this so that Sidd would stay innocent and not see anything bad, unhappy, or unpleasant.
I am... AWAKE
One night Siddhartha left his palace alone, and he saw sick people, poor people, and even a dead person. Sidd was surprised that the truth was help from him and he wanted answers.
Sidd searched for the truth of life, and death. Gurus taught him that there was a path to salvation. But, he didn't listen and joined a group of ascetics and they helped teach him self denial, and denied any physical comfort to himself. He survived living only on 1 grain of rice per day. He found out that this was not the path to truth and left the ascetics and started eating normally again.
After he left, he sat under the bodhi tree to meditate. He would not leave until he realized the truth. He sat there for 49 days, and he found the answers and the truth and achieved true elightenment.
As time went on The Buddha went on for over 40 years to help awaken the world and teach the 4 noble truths and the eighthold path. Before he died his last words were "This is my advice to you all. Things in the world are changeable, they are not lasting. Work hard to gain your own salvation."