Extremes are not good, even extremes of wisdom and righteousness, especially when pride and arrogance come in. The Teacher comes to some conclusions on order, logic, and restraint
Our culture seeks happiness and avoids pain at all costs. But, The Teacher comes to a different and much wiser conclusion.
The Teacher looks around and sees the dangerous ways in which wealth can corrupt and hurt people.
Proverbs 9:10 tells us that to fear God is the beginning of wisdom. This seems to be the next conclusion by the Teacher.
The Teacher, comes to a conclusion here, that relationships matter more than wealth. What does that look like?