For most of us, work is a necessity. We need to earn money to provide shelter and sustenance (and allow our next HBO box set of course). Money makes the world go 'round, and without it we are stymied. No money means no choice. No choice means no fun. And no fun means a very dull life indeed.
The work "trap" isn't only about money. Our ambitions, our goals, our own sense of identity are also shackled by the chains of work.