One has to do with information and the other a description. However, both represent something of little value.
Sadly, it is not uncommon for people to build their life’s existence on following one or the other.
What value do we place on our material possessions?
How do we spend our recreational time?
What would we miss most if it were lost, destroyed, or taken away?
Our direction in life should involve moving from the lesser to the greater. Spiritual leadership must be concerned with leading from the temporary (trivial) to the eternal.
Ultimately, there is no value in the physical realm. God alone provides true value. When we find and understand the value of the spiritual realm, life will no longer be trivial, but useful.
This is the great lesson from the book of Ecclesiastes. I pray our leadership will place value where it is most needed.