What are you asking again?
I love writing and that is work. But it's work I enjoy and so it's a pleasure to do. Money, status, etc have its place. It can open doors for you that perhaps weren't available to you prior but it's no good if you amass these things, do nothing with them and still lack joy. That's my take. It just rots and fades.
Add: It does seem logical that the world needs workers and so on some level it makes sense. But I can't really respond to that. I do know that if you are doing something you enjoy and you push yourself in this area, "LoA" or whatever seems to take natural effect.