There are many, who have sought fame, power and glory, but few have attained it. And even then, who remembers them in the distant future? Ecclesiastes, the book of wisdom from King Solomon, the greatest and wisest man on earth at the time, says this:
Life is vain, because for all our labour and all our work, we die, and we can't change anything. Hitler couldn't escape that, Alexander the Great couldn't. No one. Absolutely no one could. A sombre message, a very depressing message. But there is hope, a single hope through which mankind can still survive. Ravi Zacharias tells us in this clip.
Jesus came to break the curse that death has over mankind, by becoming the curse for us, taking it upon himself and bearing it in his death on the cross. He was and still is the greatest man this world has and will ever know. And through his resurrection we experience eternal life, and an end to the vanity of life as living in Christ we find purpose in seeing and knowing the Father, in knowing God.