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15 Finally, I said to myself, “Being wise got me nowhere! The same thing will happen to me that happens to fools. Nothing makes sense. 16 Wise or foolish, we all die and are soon forgotten.” 17 This made me hate life. Everything we do is painful; it’s just as senseless as chasing the wind.[a]

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  1. 2.11,17 chasing the wind: See the note at 1.14.

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