Let's say you had all you'd ever need and more, financially. You're set for life and then some. So you don't need to work your job anymore. Would you still want to? Let's make it even harder. If you enjoy your job, but you don't need to do it anymore because financially you're set and will have more than you'd ever need, would you still want to work your job and put in the 8 hours a day? An interesting quote from someone I want you to guess (if you know): "Men have to figure out what they have to do. And if they have nothing worth living for, then they stay Peter Pan. And why the hell not? The alternative to valued responsibility is low class pleasure." I find this quote nails it on the head. Maybe that's why most men (young and old) play a lot of video games, or just want to do the thing they do (like an addiction) because they basically have no valued responsibility and anything worth living or striving for so they retreat into these low class pleasure habits. Meaning is more important than money.