"Meaninglessness, vanity, chasing after the wind." These are what man's pursuits amount to according to the author of Ecclesiastes. The sun rises, and the sun goes down, and hastens to the place where it rises. Man strives, accomplishes, innovates, struggles and overcomesonly to die: buried, useless, and forgotten.
Thousands of years later, little has changed. We continue to chase after that same elusive wind, enslaving ourselves to money, passion, and ambition: returning day after day to our self-imposed stresses, worries, and insecuritiesto the same tasks and the same pursuits. Certainly the author of Ecclesiastes us in mind.