The human animal is simultaneously a simple, yet deceptively complex creature. It's desires are base in nature, but deep and multifaceted in context. It is also a being of internal contradiction.
People have differing opinions on work. Some relish in it, while some find it a bother. Yet, the human person is a being that despises constant stagnancy. It drives itself to take part in some kind of activity to avoid stagnation of the mind and soul. To avoid boredom, or to simply partake in a passion of ones choosing.
The human mind craves an activity to focus on. Usually not at the cost of comfort, though. That is why many have an almost programmed distaste for work that a person requires to live in a commercial society. And that is where something interesting comes up.
The duality of work ethic. Certain people do not enjoy working, but that work brings their minds a degree of satisfaction, as it identifies it as something progressive. It may not be luxurious, or what the person desires, but the human mind derives a kind of pleasure from doing something that is assumed to be productive.
The work of an individual is miniscule on a large scale, but to that individual merely contributing to a collective whole is an instinctua desire. An instinct ingrained into the humanity by its social nature and dependance on those around them. It is this need to "carry ones weight" that is ingrained into us at a young age, mostly without our notice simply by the fact that that's how the world works.
We see a person working, being a contributing member of society, and everything tells us, "that should be me. I should do that." The enjoyment of work doesn't even come to the equation to some, whom desire their enjoyment off of the concept of working itself. Simply standing there, watching others work may incite certain vindication, but ultimately makes one turn their gaze inward with a type of envy.
Watching others work while you do not makes questions like: "Are they judging me for doing nothing?" or, "Am I selfish for not following example?"
This type of thinking borders on self-loathing. "I am not contributing; I am a terrible person." Such thoughts are what take place in a person with a drive to work, but no desire for it. This distaste may even cross into the field of deep denial, which only facilitates more self-loathing, and eventually may even serve as a catalyst for depression,
Bottom line: We may not enjoy the concept of work, but the concept of contributing to a work brings us a type of contentment and mental nourishment. Ones personal preferences have a say in to what extent, if at all, but it remains a deeply ingrained part of the human species.
Post-note: I have no idea what I'm doing.
-Bargain Bin Philosophy, Discount #0