The things we do and programming are no longer learned behavior but hereditary in the genes, like a new predator race of humans. People like excitement and are excitement seekers which lead to the next big rush of dopamine or other such drugs the brain can make, it is not a feeling you need to create, nor does it matter if you create and experience consciously or unconsciously, it is the drug, hormone, a peptide that creates that feeling.
Whether that feeling is checking out, rage, sadness, joy, happiness. It is all just a cocktail the body was forced to make (by creating an event or a situation to come about) in our experience in our environment. We are all druggies, consider that science has found that people that run long distance eventually bring about a feeling, peptide, hormone, drug that is exactly like heroin, I would say that someone that runs a lot has a need for the body to make heroin by creating the situation that creates the environment for the body to make it.
This would lead me to assume that we are all biological drug addicts or you could even say a “feeling addict” The law of attraction at its best, our biology creates our reality, not thoughts. Sometimes you got to do things like dopamine fast!