Occupation is the scythe of time.
Monotony is the law of nature. Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises. The monotony of necessary occupation is exhilarating and life giving.
My mother has always been unhappy with what I do. She would rather I do something nicer, like be a bricklayer.
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquillity and occupation which give happiness.