Solomon, maybe. The word on the street is that no one knows if Solomon wrote Ecclesiastes or not. I was not there at the time. Confession: I do not lay awake at night wondering if Solomon wrote Ecclesiastes or not. BUT … I do appreciate the content, such as the idea that there is nothing new under the sun. So, no … Nothing new, but that’s not bad. One of the problems, in my weathered thinking, is if there is no redemptive change happening.
Boredeom is not synonymous with “Nothing new … but that’s not bad.” Though emphatically non- scientific, it is significant to me, from my years of working in the field of substance abuse, and addictions, and dual-diagnosis, and mood disorders, adjustment disorders …. that “boredom” is acknowledged by countless clients as a powerful-trigger. A recovering heroin addict starts feeling bored, and … guess what? He / she wants to go get some heroin. An individual who has an addiction to shopping may be more vulnerable to his / her addiction if he / she starts feeling bored. Here is one of my wild, out-of-the-box, thoughts.