In this life and in our society, I felt moved to tears to see people, especially young men and women, who were searching for reality, but ended up living in a fantasy and vanity world. This is not what they are created for.
The point is that I really pity them because this fantasy and vanity world is not real as it offers momentary pleasure or fame and popularity for a while. The reality is that before some of them could wake up and open their eyes to reality, it has vanished away.
The first person in this life that tried to live in this fantasy and vanity world was Solomon. Please, it is advised that you read all about Solomon and how he tried to live in a fantasy and vanity world and the outcome and what he said thereafter.
You can read about Solomon in Ecclesiastes chapters one to the end. Solomon started the book of Ecclesiastes in chapters 1:1-2 by introducing himself as a Preacher, the son of David, and the King of Jerusalem. He started by saying in verse 2 “Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher; “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”
First, Solomon in Ecclesiastes 1:17-18, said, “and I set my heart to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. I perceived that this also is grasping for the wind. For in much wisdom is much grief, And he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.
In Ecclesiastes 2:1-11, Solomon captioned in that chapter “the Vanity of Pleasure. 1 King 4:20-28) According to Solomon, “I said in my heart, “Come now, I will test you with mirth; therefore enjoy pleasure”; but surely, this also was vanity.
I said of laughter — “Madness!”; and of mirth, “What does it accomplish?” I searched my heart on how to gratify my flesh with wine while guiding my heart with wisdom. And how to lay hold on folly, till I might see what was good for the sons of men to do under heaven all the days of their lives.
I made my works great, I built myself houses, and planted myself vineyards. I made myself gardens and orchards, and I planted all kinds of fruit trees in them. I made myself water pools from which to water the growing trees of the grove.
I acquired male and female servants and had servants born in my house. Yes, I had greater possessions of herds and flocks than all who were in Jerusalem before me.
I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the special treasures of kings and of the provinces. I acquired male and female singers, the delights of the sons of men, and musical instruments of all kinds.
So I became great and excelled more than all who were before me in Jerusalem. Also, my wisdom remained with me. Whatever my eyes desired, I did not keep from them. I did not withhold my heart from any pleasure,
For my heart rejoiced in all my labor, And this was my reward from all my labor. Then I looked on all the works that my hands had done And on the labor in which I had toiled, And indeed all was vanity.
From the account of Solomon, see what he did, but in the end, he confirmed that indeed all was vanity. It is for that reason that I laugh, but pity one Ghanaian actor by the name of Nana Tornados.
The said Nana Tornados, while real men and achievers are not bragging, but Nana Tornados was bragging. The folly thing enough was that he was bragging about having slept with over 900 women and still counting – Nana Tornado
You know, the reason I laughed at Nana, the 900 women is not yet up to 300 wives and 700 concubines of Solomon, yet Solomon said that indeed all was vanity.
Also, I was asking myself, since when is sleeping with multiple women an achievement? Nana Tornados is just living in a fantasy and vanity world. That is to say, the legacy he is proud to leave behind is the number of women he banged, which is vanity.
Another Ghanaian lady that answered slay Queen by name Charlotte Abena Serwaa Ghanabah as well equally boasted, saying, “I Have Slept With Over 700 Men” as if sleeping with multiple men was an achievement.
In Nigeria, there is one lady I have come to respect for her actions. She goes by the name of Cosy Orjiakor who was some years ago was as well living in a fantasy and vanity world.
The said Cosy Orjiakor some years ago, when she was living in a fantasy and vanity world, was notorious and known for posing nude and exposing her massive breasts and answered the queen of boob. Those years, people were deceiving and hailing her.
But suddenly, she came to herself or her senses just as the prodigal son came to himself, and she advised herself, especially when she observed that old age was fast telling or catching up on her.
I said I have come to respect her later action of converting and becoming a born-again Christian. Since her conversion, I have never seen any nonsense from her again. She now respects herself, and I believe she is now committed and dedicated to serving God.
In summary of this segment, I wish to join Solomon to say that the fantasy and vanity world does not pay because vanity of vanities, all is vanity. This is the end of part one of this segment. Please watch out for part two next. Shalom!