Reflections on Ecclesiastes - Part 3
The wise person has his eyes in his head, but the fool walks in darkness. And yet I perceived that the same event happens to all of them. What happens to the fool will happen to me also. Why then have I been so very wise? For of the wise as of the fool there is no enduring remembrance, seeing that in the days to come all will have been long forgotten (Ecc. 2:14-16).Life does not show favour to one person over another. Foolish people get rich and wise people get poor. Foolish people become famous and wise people are unknown. However, in both cases, they will soon be forgotten. How many people know the name of their great grand father? Is there any reason to live a good and wise life, if it will not change the events of your life, and your legacy will soon by forgotten?
Thankfully, this is not the end of the story.