If nothing else, we can say that the Teacher has taught us a great deal about putting our hopes into the things of this life under the sun, for life under the sun is futile. All of us are destined to die and sooner or later, we will be forgotten.
Of course we might try to convince ourselves that this won’t be true in our case, or we might try to say that there are many alive today who will be remembered for their achievements.
Maybe there is one or two like that, yet they too will die and even if they are remembered by a few, their names will slip rather quickly from memory.
Do you know who Dan Sickles was? How about John Hay? Do you recall who the most famous American was in the 19th century? It wasn’t Abraham Lincoln… The names I’ve mentioned are all from…
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