Here's what I suggest. Don't try to get a job doing something you enjoy. If you want to do something that you enjoy as your career, start a business. But if you're going to work for someone else, do something that will pay you the most money. Because all doing the thing you love for someone else is going to do is teach you to hate the thing you love. Then, spend your sizable paycheck and free time on doing the thing you love.
I don't agree with this philosophy because it assumes that you will eventually have free time to do the thing you enjoy. If anything, time is far more valuable than extra money. Life has taught me that it is very short so you should waste no time pursuing things you don't care about otherwise you will regret it later. On their deathbed, I've never seen anyone who cared about how little or how much money they made. The only thing I've seen is regret for not pursuing their dreams when they had a chance. It is far better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all.
Time is more valuable than money, which is exactly why I incredibly mercenary about getting paid and paid well. Getting paid well allows me to do the things I enjoy and more importantly means I can afford to work less hours.
The reality is that while money might not equal happiness, it certainly helps.
My last job paid me a ton of money. You know what? It was the 5 most miserable years of my life, and all that money is gone now. Who cares if you're making 6 figures or more if you hate your job. I'm not talking about severly disliking your job. I'm talking hating it. (Most people say they hate their job, but it's really not hate, more of a dislike). You end up compensating for your life by spending just to keep some sanity. And it doesn't matter how much money you make, almost any amount can easily be lost through frivolous use (and not just bad investments).
My current job, I'm working hourly, and keeping it to 40-50 hours per week. And I'm significantly happier, despite earning less (albeit, still a comfortable amount). There's a balance that you need to find between time and money. Not everyone has the same motivations, so it really does come down to the person on whether or not they're making the right choice.