The smart and progressive companies today realize that employees are the most valuable asset that they have. Today, employees shouldn't work for a company because they HAVE to, but because they WANT to.
The average American lifetime includes 90,000+ hours of work time. If you are not using those hours to live out a dream, you might be feeling a little disappointed, numb or fearful right now. I understand.
In an ideal world, companies would pay for performance and performance usually equals outcomes -- not hours worked. Who's to say that when you're sitting at your desk in your office you're actually doing meaningful work?
The type of passion one has matters -- not just for work, but for many other areas of life. What kind of you passion do you have? Do you feel a compulsive need to work, or are you easily able to disengage?