no one wins...
one side loses more slowly
This is a quote from a fella named Prezbylewski, a character in the series, "The Wire", commenting on football. Football ( not soccer, for the "real" football fans)... I've watched it for decades and have even taught it for a number of years in another life context, and although I have lots of good things to say about the game, this time of year, when SO MUCH of it is available for viewing, I admit to feeling a twinge of sympathy for the above characterization!!
Hope you are dwelling in the new year's beginning(s) in ways that are giving you joy.