Drrisk, "all motion is progress." I know you're being sarcastic there, but I've been perusing Aristotle's "Categories," and he said there are six kinds of motion: generation, destruction, increase, decrease, alteration and change of place. I imagine he would've said that "progress" is not a motion, but a relative term. One does not simply "progress," but progress towards something. Nor is it necessary that the object one progresses toward be good. And again, Aquinas pointed out that there are three kinds of good: the moral, the useful, and the pleasant, which unfortunately aren't always found together.