Wisdom and Folly Are Meaningless

12 Then I turned my thoughts to consider wisdom, and also madness and folly. What more can the king’s successor do than what has already been done?

Read Ecclesiastes 2:12 Using Other Translations

And I turned myself to behold wisdom, and madness, and folly: for what can the man do that cometh after the king? even that which hath been already done.
So I turned to consider wisdom and madness and folly. For what can the man do who comes after the king? Only what has already been done.
So I decided to compare wisdom with foolishness and madness (for who can do this better than I, the king? ).