Your time on this earth is a juicy t-bone steak.
The person eating that steak is your job.
Our jobs are ravenous: they devour the best hours of the day during the best days of the week during the best weeks of the year during the best years of our lives. If our life is a fine steak, they consume everything but the meat on the bone.
To extend the metaphor: it’s true that some of the most tender meat on a t-bone is on the bone, and we can do incredible things with our evenings, weekends, and golden years. But if we’re working at jobs we hate in order to make enough money to enjoy ourselves outside of work, we need to reevaluate.
Meaningful work is worth searching for (and finding).