According to the Chicago Tribune, on March 3, 1995, a thirty-eight-year-old man who was walking to his temporary job at a warehouse tried to get there by cutting across eight lanes of a busy highway. After he crossed the four northbound lanes, the wind blew off his hat. The hat flew back across the northbound lanes, and he chased after it. A semi-trailer truck struck and killed him.
A person can lose everything by chasing after nothing.
“Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.”—1 John 2:15-17.