There's a man whose wife has some money. Millions but not mega-millions. Since they married as senior citizens and had heirs, their finances were separate, but she provided well and he chipped in proportionale to his ability. Now, he lost a job, left a job, and retired younger than he had planned. Things were going well, but he felt "poor," more based on his upbringing of relative financial insecurity followed by years of successful earning but not saving, than on reality.
So, he applied for jobs. Now, senior citizens don't get many job offers and it took years to land one. Finally, he got a decent job, but he was reminded that work is demanding, time-consuming, tiring, and very competitive, especially in his field of high commission-earners. What to do? He could struggle at the expense of comfort, health, leisure, social life and intimacy and have some extra spending money for his toys without feeling dependent on his wife. Or, he could have less money stocked up, not buy so much stuff and have fun and peace, anyway.
What do you think he did? What would you do? If he quit the job before really trying, he would never feel like he could succeed again. If he stayed with it for awhile, he would miss his enjoyable, relaxing life. That's how life is, full of choices, each one specifying different values. Whatever the choice, something is gained and something is lost. Sometimes, there's a compromise, like working part-time, but not in all fields and not in this particular instance.
We have yet to see how it ends but my money is on quitting and looking for something less lucrative but less demanding.