I the Preacher have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. It is an unhappy business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind.
I chose to seek deeper into the word "busy".
Hebrew word - `anah עָנָה (H6030)
to be occupied, be busied with, to be put down, become low, to be depressed, be downcast, to be afflicted, to stoop, the idea of looking down or browbeating); to depress literally or figuratively
Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon
To bestow labor upon anything, to exercise oneself in any thing, till the ground, bring the earth into cultivation
It is good for me that I was afflicted,
that I might learn your statutes.
The law of your mouth is better to me
than thousands of gold and silver pieces.
Same use of the word here (afflicted - `anah עָנָה (H6030)
To be afflicted, depressed, oppressed
Life is striving after the wind with affliction, but it has pointed me to God's law and will.