I saw a tragedy under the sun, and it weighs heavily upon humanity.
God may give some people plenty of wealth, riches, and glory so that they lack nothing they desire. But God doesn't enable them to enjoy it; instead, a stranger enjoys it. This is pointless and a sickening tragedy.
Some people may have one hundred children and live a long life. But no matter how long they live, if they aren't content with life's good things, I say that even a stillborn child with no grave is better off than they are.a4
Because that child arrives pointlessly, then passes away in darkness. Darkness covers its name.
It hasn't seen the sun or experienced anything. But it has more peace than those
who live a thousand years twice over but don't enjoy life's good things. Isn't everyone heading to the same destination?