Ecclesiastes 4:11-16 NIV

11 Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone?
12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.

Advancement Is Meaningless

13 Better a poor but wise youth than an old but foolish king who no longer knows how to heed a warning.

References for Ecclesiastes 4:13

      14 The youth may have come from prison to the kingship, or he may have been born in poverty within his kingdom.
      15 I saw that all who lived and walked under the sun followed the youth, the king’s successor.
      16 There was no end to all the people who were before them. But those who came later were not pleased with the successor. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.