I will work on something that is my passion and I enjoy. If I do, that generally might not feel like "work" most of the time I figure. And I think for many of us, the complete lack of stress and something keeping our minds busy and at bay though, can actually lead to depression and irrelevance. So many of us would need work to a degree, just not work that we hate which unfortunately for most people, that is the case.
The truth is strictly what the ones in power perceives it to be.
Enjoy any good things, even the little and menial ones, as you will never know what impending distresses could descend upon you in a moment.