In Ephesians 4:22-32, Paul talks about the old man and the new man. In applying the concept, he keeps saying don't do X, but do Y. (Or think about the parable/story Jesus tells about the dude that has a demon swept out of his house, but then seven later take its place.)
The point seems to be the same: put something good in its place-- to prevent the bad from returning, and more important, to make something valuable from your life.
To put it succinctly: You're not built to *not* do stuff; you're built to do stuff. We're not known for what we don't do, but for what we do.