A Salary Is Compensation for Your Contributions to Society

Naturally a salary is one of the reasons people work, because it is needed to support their lives. However, I believe that we must not forget a more important purpose.
That purpose is to serve society through your job or the business or shop where you work-in other words, to better carry out your mission as a worker or an industrialist, In a more general sense, I believe that it is connected to your mission as a person. Therefore, by changing your point of view, a salary can be thought of as compensation for your service and contributions to society through your job.

Source : "Keizaidangi (Dialogue on Economy)"