Ecclesiastes 2:1-3

Ecclesiastes 2:1-3 CEB

I said to myself, Come, I will make you experience pleasure; enjoy what is good! But this too was pointless! Merriment, I thought, is madness; pleasure, of no use at all. I tried cheering myself with wine and by embracing folly—with wisdom still guiding me—until I might see what is really worth doing in the few days that human beings have under heaven.
CEB: Common English Bible