When I have tough decision on life and work, I as myself one question.. When I die, who do I want to have known me the best? My coworkers? or My family?.. That makes it an easy one.. I work for one reason, and one reason only, to make money, to allow me to do things I want, with my family/GF. Ill take being poor and spending a lifetime enjoying life with my family over massing huge amounts of money.
The place I work at has guys that have worked here for over 45 years. The avarage number of years in here is right around 35.. There are people here that have huge piles of money, because they have worked 70+ hours a week for 30+ years. Guys fight for overtime.. There are people here who have all this money, all saved up, and wont retire, they are in there late 60's early 70's. And they can't quit working because of one thing, this is there life, they have turned work into what defines them.
Me, when I am able to retire, Im done, going to get out and do things I want to do, see Europe, Spend a month in Bora Bora, Spend Christmas in every major European city, spend the 4th of July in Boston, and in Washington D.C. Thats the stuff I want to do..
So its a no brainer for me, I only work so I can afford to enjoy life with my others..
To each there own, this is JMHO, you will know what is right for you, long before anyone else will..