If work were so pleasant, the rich would keep it for themselves.
In my small-town Texas, USA upbringing I was taught work was the noble cause. Being a hard worker for society is good. You are contributing to our human endeavor.
I don’t find it to be that simple.
There are different kinds of work and different kinds of hard.
I’d like to work in balance with my true needs. I prefer not to be destructive over and beyond what is necessary to be alive and healthy. I don’t see how I can achieve that without rethinking my consumption. It feels like I need to change my habits and thinking about consumption.
Buying less results in more freedom in the kind of work I can do. Unpaid work has value too. I haven’t figured out how to exist in this world without money. I feel revulsion towards capitalism for its serious flaws. But I also desire purchasing power because of the context in which I live. I wonder though, do we really need an endless reward in order to do good work?