Are people meant to work for their atoms and particles, given that they need them?
We get our particles through work whether we need them or not. It takes work to eat, drink, breathe... filter feeders don't work for their particles, at least not all of them... well not in the same way. I guess it takes work to digest.
Plants don't seem to work for their particles, they simply absorb what they can, light, water, nutrients.
Maybe someone else could give this another spin..