There’s this really famous book everyone’s heard of (directly or indirectly)—
Working in palliative care, Bronnie Ware spoke to people who were dying; asking about their regrets. #2 on this list is:
“I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.”
This is then roughly translated into the conventional wisdom of: “You’ll regret working too hard on your death bed”.
“Working too hard will never make you happy. You’ll always want the next thing, and never really be satisfied”.
I feel like this idea has become Gospel and I just completely disagree with it.
(Ironically, Bronnie Ware probably worked incredibly hard to write and market an international best seller).