We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Depends on the work. Man in my church is in his early 80s. He paints houses and does snow removal. I never hear out of his mouth how much he loves still working. He does it to put food on the table. I think he'd love to actually stop working.
My uncle had to keep working. Some poor decisions and some divorces left him with no money-in spite of his well-paying corporate VP job. He kept working as a consultant, until at age 87 he could no longer get on a plane. He died a year later.
His working helped keep him as vigorous as possible- as did his workouts.
I absolutely love to work. I get a great deal of satisfaction out of it. It's not that important a job but my clients tell me how wonderful I am all the time and I know they don't actually know me they just know I did what I said I was going to do but I still like hearing it
In my case it is not about money it is the completely screwed up health care insurance caused by Obamacare. I have enough money to quit but insurance is too expensive so I work in a job I hate. (2 Masters and a PhD)
I like my job, enough so it's also a hobby.
But that doesn't mean I want to keep slaving away at it 7-5, 5 days a week, 50 weeks a year, doing the bidding of often irate managers and/or customers, longer than I have to.
I'd still do what I love, but I'd do it on my own schedule, choosing my own projects to spend time on, not being subject to the constant stress of deadlines and budget restrictions.