I'm staying with my elderly parents this week.
For dinner, i went out into the small garden i built for them - a couple of afternoons playing with saw and hammer, and a couple more playing with fork and hoe - picked late season beans and pulled some fresh carrots, later dug some potatoes for tomorrows meal.
So, i excerted effort, i gained yield from said effort, did i 'work'?? - well, i stretched out my muscles, commended the plants on their growth, blessed and thanked the worms i found in the soil, and found no hardship in the task.
These two small beds have fed my parents all summer, with enough to share with their neighbor, and with a long list of innocent bystanders. And more than a few passing acquaintances have been only too happy to dump their excess fruition on us. :)
This is the natural state of the human race. I say this because we do it without coercion, often we do this in open defiance of government regulations. If we took this attitude to matters beyond our food ....
Any society that is not completely suicidal, can easily find a way to do the shit that needs to be done, without resorting to 'work'.
The currently dominant society can't -- 'nugh said.