If what you do doesn't impact the world, at least in a small way, then there's very little importance of that work in the long run. You might get instant gratification, of course. But that's not the whole point.
The generation before us has left us this world and they have made advancement in every area of human life. That's why we are able to live comfortably.
If the previous generation didn't do anything then we'd still be in stone age.
However, on the other side of the spectrum, due to the advancement, we're getting weak. We are becoming more and more attached with comfort, which is a bad thing.
The previous generation of people could live in jungles hunting and fighting for their life. But now, we don't even feel safe inside our own house.
People during stone age would give everything they'd have to just have a roof above their head. But now, it's not enough even though the poorest person has that privilege.
They had to hunt and gather for food. But now, you can get food easily. But still, you're unfulfilled. And it's weird that those people were very happy and fulfilled than we are now.
It's all due to contrast. You don't have enough contrast in your life. If you go and live in a jungle for a month and come back, you'll feel gratitude that you at least have a roof above your head.
You'll feel gratitude that we live in a society. That we have people who care about us.
We've come a far way, but still not satisfied.
I'm filled with joy just contemplating the fact that we've come a far way and the way we're living was a dream for the previous generation of people.
Advancement happens only when you step out of your comfort zone. We have advanced a lot because the human race hustled for a better life.
We are living a comfortable life, and that's our weakest point. What hurts you today makes you stronger tomorrow. Anything that's comfortable today will make you weak tomorrow.
So, hustle and thrive! Never settle for anything and make sure your work contributes to humanity, at least in a small way.