Solomon’s quest for the meaning of life continues. He has established that the world cannot satisfy and has transitioned into an “advice” stage. Some of this sounds alot like his other book, Proverbs. Some of his topics are wisdom, respect for rulers and powerful people even though you may not agree with them, and laziness. Again he recommends enjoying the simple pleasures of life such as eating, drinking, family, worthwhile labor, etc.
Practical wisdom is far superior to foolish living but ultimately does not guarantee a long, happy life. What are some things that could happen even to someone who lives a very prudent careful life? 8:14, 9:11; 9:15-16.