a feeling of great enthusiasm and eagerness.
“her cheeks were flushed with excitement”
synonyms: exhilaration, elation, animation, enthusiasm, eagerness, anticipation, feverishness, fever, delirium, agitation, emotion, fire, fieriness, intensity, zeal, zest; More
something that arouses a feeling of excitement.
plural noun: excitements
“the excitements of the previous night”
synonyms: thrill, thrilling sensation, exciting sensation, adventure, treat; More
sexual arousal.
synonyms: arousal, sexual arousal, passion, fire, glow; More

WWW while commenting on my post Reading, said:-  “Is it the excitement and perhaps wanting to sustain it?”

She also suggested that I write a post on excitement and she too would giving a link to my post and here I go.

Most people live in the ‘to do’  and the ‘to have’ modes which two modes lead to all kinds of excitements or other reactions, depending on the outcomes.  I try all the time to live in the ‘to be’ mode, as I tried to explain in my post on A Reason For Being.  The idea being to reach a permanent state of equanimity. A state where I am simply content.  The key word in that statement however is ‘try’.  What helps is a genetic predisposition to low blood pressure which I am told by my GP is a great advantage to have in modern conditions.

At my present stage of life and health there is little that excites, enthuses or arouses me but perhaps WWW has identified the subconscious need for excitement and prolonging that state during my reading of action / thriller books.  It is certainly a possibility.  Now I have to find a way to handle that situation.  Let me see if WWW has a solution when she writes on the same subject.

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