Reflections on Ecclesiastes - Part 2
The I considered all my that my hands had done and the toil I had expended in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and there was nothing to be gained under the sun. (Ecc. 2:11)Solomon had everything anybody could ever want. He had houses, gardens, parks, pools, women, and lots of money, but he was not satisfied. Fulfilling all of your senses does not make you happy, because in the end you die, and you can't take it with you. It is only temporary. Albert Camus in response to absurdity of man's predicament said, "There is only one really serious philosophical question, and that is suicide." To live or not to live is the only question with meaning, because there is no meaning to life.
Thankfully, this is not the end of the story.