As Solomon attempts to discern the purpose of life, he attempts to engage life in every way that he can think of. He seeks out every experience that men pursue to give meaning to their lives, and the first of these is the pursuit of things. Not just anything though, the finer things. Here at the end of his life, though, Solomon looks back on these things and he is able to draw a single preliminary conclusion from the interaction of engaging in labor for the purpose of acquiring goods.
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S2 E3 – The Finer Things – Ecclesiastes 2