I've never liked work. Never.
…Well, that's not quite true, teaching was the best job I ever did. I should look into getting more of that one day…
I've never done blue collar work, never wanted to, never needed to, but the truth is that a lot of “white collar” work is really just another form of blue collar… Whenever I do graphic design jobs that's how I feel about it. It doesn't require much thought, you just slog through it, get it done and move on to the next one. It's monkey-work, but that doesn't make you a monkey.
That doesn't matter though. I work only as much as I need to, which isn't much. That's the ideal life for me. Work funds my lifestyle but it never becomes my lifestyle.
I secretly like my job, but I'm lucky that way. My management is mostly reasonable, and the company has a strong record of being diversity friendly. My work fits well with my lifestyle and my work and social lives blur at the edges. There's work I do which helps my social and home life, and life I have which helps my work life.
Unfortunately, there's jobs out there which have to be done, that no one would like doing.
Work is an interesting way to try and break up scarse resources. Unfortunately, as things go, we're getting better and better at doing more with less people.