… people who are motivated by narrow ideas of achievement are chasing themselves. And the more nourished they become by their success, the more they come to be composed by the hunt for it. In this way, the essential motion of a person moved by conventional ambition—the relentless, onwards push towards achievement—begins to buckle, bend and then finally to warp so completely that it meets itself. The end becomes the beginning and voracity replaces satisfaction as the reward for success. ‘Self’ becomes an activity, and these people become circular personalities: gleaming, closed, masturbatory, and above all, boring.