If you hate the higher paying job so much you find yourself dreading coming to work, calling out sick and wanting to jump off a cliff... then take the lesser paying job.
If you are truly happy in your work, you may be able to advance in that second job and hopefully catch up to the money you previously walked away from.
Seeing how most of us spend most of our waking days at work, you shouldn't have to be miserable. Just be prepared to cut back on some expenses in the meantime.
Money is my passion.
Though it ultimately depends on what the pay difference is.
If we're talking me baby sitting for a living for 10 bucks an hour vs watching porn for a living for 9 dollars an hour, I choose porn.
But if we're talking baby sitting for 90 bucks an hour vs porn for 9...I choose baby sitting.