"If you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You will go on doing things you like doing in order to go on living; that is to go on doing things that you don't like doing -- which is STUPID. Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing, that a long life spent in a miserable way."
Thank you Alan Watts. Hat tip to Joseph White.