“Western societies are too strongly fixating on amplifying the emotions of the driving system. This pursuit, this longing for it, is almost like an addiction. Partly, this arises from sensory overload of the sympathetic nervous system and thereby the release of dopamine.
Some people need to constantly accomplish something or must please their desire to feel happy.
Furthermore, it is not unusual, that people who try to deliberately come to rest, become nervous and unsettled, almost as if they would suffer from dopamine withdrawal.”
Source: Psychology Today, Issue 1/2017