What is the true source of happiness and fulfillment in life? Philosophers, gurus, and poets have pursued this question for centuries, but no one has been better suited to address it than the author of Ecclesiastes. “The Teacher,” as he calls himself, had wealth, opportunity, and a brilliant mind, and he explored each of these ends to their fullest. But what he discovered were not the neat, clichéd answers you’d expect. He found that life under the sun can be confining, monotonous, and often painful. But he also offers glimpses of a bigger picture, through which we can find the true happiness and freedom we’ve been searching for.