I don’t actually think people have a dislike of work.
People merely dislike not being able to work on their own terms.
Wholeheartedly, I believe that if you do these three things – your “work” will turn out just fine.
I enjoyed this Idler piece on Aldous Huxley’s disliking work.
Here are my 3 favorite passages:
Born in 1894, Huxley – who is most famous of course for Brave New World – shot to fame in his twenties with brilliant witty novels like Crome Yellow. Around the time he declared: “Like every man of sense and good feeling, I abominate work.”
He got a job reviewing books for Vogue in London, which sounds like a nice gig, but complained to his father: “I moulder along in a pretty chronic state of boredom, and my dislike of work grows steadily towards a fanatical passion.”
Later he wrote, in another letter to his Dad: “On the whole I am fairly happy, but I have decided that God never intended me to do any regular work.”
For his own part, Huxley never lost hope for a similar windfall. Like many writers and essentially lazy people he considered that a massive financial success would free him from the need to pump out the books, journalism and film scripts that provided his income. To that end he wrote plays with the hope of a big West End smash, but this never happened.