It is an old and interesting debate topic. I would say in an ideal world we would be out hunting and fishing and smoking our pipes and the women would be cutting and pounding the cassava for the evening meal
The idea of doing a job that you like is certainly overrated. Many workers like their benefits and time off and social activities far more than the actual job.
Even if you are a doctor you would have to deals with 40 sniveling patients a day and be on call at all hours. It may be rewarding sometimes but not necessarily all the time.
A highly educated lawyer can still have to spend years trawling through boring case histories and doing process work.
Pay is very important because it gives you options. If you don't have decent pay lifestyle and options for further education and advancement should be high on the list.
They say the most important thing for most folk is to be doing as well as their peers and to have a sense of optimism for the future.
When you have children a lot of this can become academic, don't work, whole family is in poverty.
If you look back to the 19th century the upper classes didn't want jobs, the most they would aspire to would be to become a legislator or an officer.