Monotony is the enemy, people. We don't need it to live and it's a hateful thing. People hate their jobs, do them, and ultimately ignore the real world because of this. The first two parts of this are arguably necessary (especially the first part), but the third is not. The third can and must be discarded if we're to progress.
We live in a machine. We will always have a machine. The decision we need to make is whether it's a progressive machine or a cannibalizing one.
The alternative is a neverending sea of mistakes and the slow decay of society.