unchecked it is highly contagious
"There can be contentment in excitement. Excitement is like stones thrown in a flowing river of contentment."
"To become free of addiction to the excitement of external factors, stare into your own mind for inspiration. Find your inspiration in the truth of change, transformation, impermanence,
and the truth of karma. Know that chasing after excitement is like drinking salt water to
quench your thirst."
"A person accustomed to too much excitement is like a person with a morbid craving for pepper, who comes last to be unable even to taste a quantity of pepper which would cause anyone else to choke. There is an element of boredom which is inseparable from the avoidance of too much excitement, and too much excitement not only undermines the health, but dulls the palate for every kind of pleasure"
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.