Life's not just this or that. It can be this and that.
It doesn't always have to be one way or the other. Sometimes, you can have it both ways.
A very good example of this would be the current entrepreneurship mindset. It's a common belief that to start your own business you have to quit your day job first.
However, that's not mandatory. Sure, you'll get less time to work on your business but you'll work stress-free.
And when you're working stress-free, you can get more done within that short period of time.
A common name for this work style is side hustle.
While you're at your regular job during the day, you can hustle after office on your own business. Somewhere down the road if your side hustle brings in enough money to support your lifestyle then you can quit your day job and focus on it full time.
This is a classic this and that situation.
Therefore, life's not binary, it's quantum.