Yom Kippur is the jewish day of atonement. It is traditionally spent with a 25 hour period of fasting, in order to repent all the sins you've committed in the past year. And you know you committed a lot.
These empty substitutes for authentic yearnings of our human hearts create inescapable cycles of striving and working harder and longer, using the same tools over and over -- tools that are actually designed not to work.
When those of us who have dedicated our lives to promoting a Godly vision of the world even appear to subvert others, we slowly (or immediately, depending on the gravity of the action) destroy that which we purport to elevate: God.