no better than where we began

'In the cause of self-advancement, we are urged to sacrifice our leisure, our pleasures and our time with partners and children, to climb over the bodies of our rivals and to set ourselves against the common interests of humankind. And then? We discover that we have achieved no greater satisfaction than that with which we began.'George Monbiot, The Guardian 9th June 2015

Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,and your labor for that which does not satisfy?Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,and delight yourselves in rich food.Incline your ear, and come to me;hear, that your soul may live;(Isaiah 55:2-3 ESV)