Marjorie Hansen, the author of The Confident Woman uses a very interesting phrase for people in her book. She calls them Human Doings rather than Human Beings.
The enlightened mystics of the East have also talked about these two categories. Doing is our karma, and being is our consciousness. From the moment we get up in the morning to the moment we hit the bed at night, we remain engaged in all kinds of doings. And when we sleep, our minds remain engaged in dreaming.
Unfortunately, this divine gift of life does not get enough attention and nourishment from us. It is a rule of life that anything that gets attention from us becomes nourished. Lack of attention causes starvation. Pay attention to negativity and the negativity increases. Yes, it is important to work in life.