I can relate to the last few posts regarding working life. Atm Im in a job where the pay is OK but the hours are brilliant for me. I shouldnt be admitting this but I can almost take a few hours out of each day if I want to making the working week shorter. However Im underpaid for what I do and could be earning almost double...but I'd have to work more hours.
For me it comes down to balancing whats important. Your time or your money. Those extra hours to myself a week allows me to do many things normal workers probably could not do during the week without eating into precious time. It also keeps me happy and falling into the rat race type attitude. Sure I could do with the extra dolla but what would that actually mean if I get depressed. I value my time over my bank account, I know this is a simplistic way of viewing things in a financial driven world but if it keeps you happy that for me is priority.
On the point of being a slave for CEOs etc. Unfortunately this is the way capitalism is...we have to suck it up. Dont forget we live on a gorgeous planet, take some time to see the world and other places, it will help to get out of that trapped feeling even if it is for a very brief period. Everyone's minds are different, you just have to find what works for you.