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The importance of earning a living

  1. Regardless of a person's stature, everyone must toil for their living. This was a result of Adam's sin and the subsequent curse put on mankind.[1]
  2. It is better to resort to embarrassing work in public than to rely on gifts from people for one's living.

Sources

  1. Bereshit 3:19, Pesachim 118a