If we are more intelligent than animals...Watch
We work a lot more to get things we like.
If you lived like a caveman you'd have a lot of free time but a lower quality of life.
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That is not the norm since people are civilized, changed from hunter-gatherer to people with an awareness of agriculture. It is said that there are sooome tribes in the whole world who are living after the principles of hunters and gatherers, but that is very rare.
2. Contrary to whatever you think, animals spend pretty much almost all their time to providing resources for surviving. They have no means of actually manufacturing their food (i.e. farming) so they have to either hunt or look for high-value food (like: nuts etc) or feed on the grass for most of the day (as it's pretty low value food)
What you are arguing is not real choice.
Life's necessities are acquired in moments. What humans are able to do is indulge wisely, learn and pass on that knowledge to a subsequent generation. Something animals tend not to, as they cannot write or, presumably, read.