Everything Is Meaningless
1 The words of the Teacher, son of David, king in Jerusalem:
2 “Meaningless! Meaningless!”
says the Teacher.
Everything is meaningless.”
3 What do people gain from all their labors
at which they toil under the sun?
4 Generations come and generations go,
but the earth remains forever.
5 The sun rises and the sun sets,
and hurries back to where it rises.
6 The wind blows to the south
and turns to the north;
round and round it goes,
ever returning on its course.
7 All streams flow into the sea,
yet the sea is never full.
To the place the streams come from,
there they return again.
8 All things are wearisome,
more than one can say.
The eye never has enough of seeing,
nor the ear its fill of hearing.
9 What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
10 Is there anything of which one can say,
“Look! This is something new”?
It was here already, long ago;
it was here before our time.
11 No one remembers the former generations,
and even those yet to come
will not be remembered
by those who follow them.
Wisdom Is Meaningless
I came across a profound short animated video called 'Kiwi' produced as a masters project by Tony Premedi. AS a Kiwi I to the video and found myself drawing parallels between it and the book of Ecclesiastes. I do not think I am breaking copyright here (original link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdUUx5FdySs but I share it with you as it picks up for me the Kiwi dream not only to fly but the Kiwi dream of a good education, a good job and the good life, doing the OE etc. A life where meaning and purpose is found outside of relationship with God.