King Solomon in his time was the most richest,wisest and handsome Men, and can be regarded as a celebrity as he was attracted to the opposite sex and women where willing to marry him or be his concumbine, kings and Men come to him for advise or favour. A man who was fortunate by God to ascend to the throne as he was not the first Son of his father (King David) a Man who was loved by God that through his reign, his people prospered and lived in peace and Harmony.
All this abundant material wealth spurred him to imagining, thinking and questioning the purpose of life, in one of his writing in the Holy Book (Bible) (Ecclesiastes 9:1-12) “For I consider all this in my heart,so that I could declare it all: that the righteous and the wise and their works are in the hand of God. People know neither love nor hatred by anything they see before them”. All things come alike to all: one event happens to the righteous and the wicked.
In our present life we have a lot of thinking and questioning about life, as we witness brothers fighting each other over an inheritance the didn’t work (the indian telecom giant family)for, we see idealisms in our Leaders, creating miginalization against the people who elected them or been Governed, we see religious discrimination against people of the same nationality. We see the rich unsatisfied by his richness and the poor Unsatisfied by poverty. “But the race is not to the swift, Nor the battle to the strong, Nor the bread to the wise,Nor riches to men of understanding, Nor favour to men of skill; But time and chance happens to them all”.
Time and chance has been given to all humanity and what we do with our time will determine how our life will fare, if bad thing happens in our life is because of how we have spend the time and chance we have and if Good is also applicable to how we have spend the time and chance. For the purpose of our life has been defined by how we spend our time and chance.
I reflect on my experience in life and the mistakes I have made or seen people make, or the chance I have and seen people have and I realise it has always narrowed down to how I have taken the chance and the timing. For what matters to life is the opportunity of a second chance and time to correct the past, for is only the living can hope and the death is Hopeless.