Question about owning dividend stocks…

Question about owning dividend stocks vs. selling options on the same stocks.

A question came up about returns and benefits of owning dividend paying stocks.

Some argue that holding dividend stocks is a passive strategy that nets 3-5% dividend + possible stock price increase.

On the other hand, selling premium in the same stocks can possibly net 10% per year, while providing a lot of flexibility, like staying out of earnings, using different strategies, etc..

Considering similar risk and possibly lower returns, is it worth it to own dividend stocks?

What is your oppinion?