MEANINGLESS IS MEANINGLESS
What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there anything of which one can say,
“Look! This is something new”?
It was here already, long ago;
it was here before our time.
The author traces this rule as far back as the 1790’s when Wilfredo Pareto came up with the Pareto Principle; 20% of our efforts produce 80% of our results.
Quite possibly this is what Solomon meant when he wrote, “everything is meaningless.” Ecclesiastes chapter one is rich in profound questioning.
Jesus expounded on the 20/80 principle when he confounded the religious hypocrites of his day by telling them a parable of the farmer who sowed grain; 75% failed, while 25% succeeded.
So what? Yet, what if life is truly meaningless unless we find the treasure of true meaning? What if true meaning is boiled down to knowing God and enjoying him forever?
Today life has great meaning as I live in the reality of Psalm 23. The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want, for all I want is God, and He promises me I am all His. Life now has meaning.