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  1. According to common sense , this is a built-in mechanism for finding employment, so that the body does not go idle autonomously.

    Neurophysiology-confirms that such a phenomenon occurs. In particular, the behaviorist Clark Hull-at one time this case was investigated and formed the theory of optimal arousal (based on the famous works of Yerkes and Dodson, on the optimal motivation). On the same basis, by the way, he argued that reinforcement of behavior has such effects due to precisely the reset or increase of arousal; that is, no less, he explained the causal mechanism of the functional laws of behaviorism.

    Indeed, for our nervous system, the optimal mode is not at all a state of rest, as it may intuitively seem, but the most balanced arousal. Not too high (panic, distress), and not too low (boredom, apathy, etc.). At some points, however, this state can also be conditional rest.

    Accordingly, all living beings for whom such a nervous system is relevant are constantly engaged in the search for stimulation, preferably pleasant. Until then, of course, until an overload occurs – and then it is desirable to reset the excitement. But not “to zero”, but to the very limits of the optimum.

  2. One possible answer, but not the only one, is increased anxiety. That is, when there is no business, then there is a collision with this anxiety and it becomes difficult to withstand it, so you need to come up with a new case so as not to look back at your state and emotional background.�

    For example, a disease of the 21st century can be considered – bipolar personality disorder, when people work maniacally in a crazy mode, and then fall off their feet from impotence and so on until the next attack of maniacality.

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