Foolish Ambition (Ecclesiastes 4:1-16)

The world tells us that ambition is something that is necessary to get ahead in life.  We certainly affirm that the one who does not work does not eat.  So, having work and ambition is not something that is necessarily sinful.  So, we have no problem with being ambitious or working hard. It seems that the preacher is warning us of an ambition that gets in the way of godliness. So, when does ambition become foolish?  Where is the line for being appropriately aggressive or ambitious and not being ambitious?  You would think that we need to launch a huge survey, but in reality Solomon’s wisdom applied to us by the preacher helps us with this issue.