As always with Marcus he not merely aims for a target he hits it too:
‘Was it for pleasure, then, that you were born, and not for work, not for effort?
Look at the plants, the sparrows, ants, spiders, bees, all busy at their own tasks, each doing his part towards a coherent world-order;
and will you refuse man’s share of the work, instead of being prompt to carry out Nature’s bidding?’
Although his questions are pithy and pointed the crucial issue is your answer.