You were brought up to look down on working?
What kind of family did you come from?
I don't know about that.But what is interesting, really, is how closely work is intertwined with our very health. It appears, that the more work we do, the healthier we get. And non-physical labor doesn't help.
Exercise is good but I watched my parents live a lifetime of pain because of the labor intensive jobs they had. They pushed hard for my siblings and I to get good educations so we can avoid the sort of back breaking work that took its toll on them.