A beautiful passage from one of the British philosopher’s unpublished journals:

“‘Achievement’ is the ‘diabolical’ element in human life; and the symbol of our vulgarization of human life is our near exclusive concern with achievement… Whereas the only human value lies in the adventure and the excitement of discovery. Not standing on the top of Everest, but getting there. Not the ‘conquests’ but the battles; not the ‘victory’ but the ‘play.’ It is our non-recognition of this, our rejection of it, which makes our civilization a non-religious civilization. At least, non-Christian: Christianity is the religion of ‘non-achievement.'”