How can Ecclesiastes 7:10 still be good advice? In light of the rampant wickedness of today's society, the old days ARE better in that respect. Even just fifty years ago there wasn't nearly as much atheism, homosexuality, drug use, and crime as there is now. Those things did exist then, but it was rare, now it is rampant. I cannot believe how many atheists there are nowadays, especially on the Internet. I'm 51 years old and the first time someone told me religion and politics are two subjects that shouldn't be discussed was in 1979. It's gotten much worse just since then. Ecclesiastes 7:10 was written at a time when things stayed the same for century after century.