This video is from a book I haven’t read yet. I am really intrigued!
While Solomon presents wisdom as a means to prosperity and happiness, he doesn’t guarantee anything. What strikes me as much more firmly established in Proverbs is that folly always brings destruction, regret, or some other form of misery. No matter how bad your circumstances, being a fool will make them worse.
So I think there may be wisdom in reversing the question about how to pursue happiness. It is more profitable to ask how people can and do make themselves miserable.