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15 I thought to myself,
“What happens to a foolish person will happen to me, too.
    So what do I get for being so wise?”
I said to myself,
    “Being wise is also useless.”
16 The wise man and the foolish person
    will both die!
People will not remember either one forever.
    In the future, both will be forgotten.

Is There Real Happiness in Life?

17 So I hated life. It made me sad to think that everything here on earth is useless. It is like chasing the wind.

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