https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/emotions/bored-to-death1.htm "Scientists do know something about brain activity in high-risk, boredom-prone people. When we experience joy and excitement in a new situation, a chemical messenger or neurotransmitter, called dopamine, triggers that response in our brains. It appears that high-risk, boredom-prone people may have naturally lower levels of dopamine, meaning that they require a heightened sense of novelty to stimulate their brains [source: Schneider et al]. In this light, boredom may serve as the lackluster yin to our yang of excitement and pleasure." I wonder what influence this aspect of our brains has had on evolution? Sounds like ''boredom'' would serve as an evolutionary advantage, considering our brains are wired for constant stimulation, and this drives creativity.