One life. Lots of money, new learning every day, stop working after a decade or two of hustling. Comes with possible burnout while you are in the middle of it.
Another life. Good money but not a lot of money, keep working a long time, fewer opportunities, and no burnout. Enough time to chill and enjoy life, and to spend time with those who matter.
Which one will you choose?
Most desk jockeys and hustlers choose the first kind of life. Many choose this because they have been brainwashed by society that it is what a good life or success looks like.
And there are others, a smaller group of people, who think enjoying life should be more important than social status or money one has. They decide what is enough for them, and once they get to that number they get out of the rat race.
One if not better than the other. It all depends on our priorities and worldview. It is a choice we make and live with the consequences. And, you can always choose!