To put it plainly, we each only get one life to lead. Do you really want to spend it doing shit you don't enjoy? Would you really rather work in a place that you hate just because it pays better than doing the work you love?
Me, I'd rather spend my time killing myself to make less money, while I'm loving the time and energy I spend doing that thing. There is no alternative for me now, and I plan on attacking this work with everything I've got, because I do not want to look back on my life and feel like it was wasted.