Originally Posted by say
Everything/anything a person does is either to maximize the pleasure or to reduce pain or a combination of both.
Unfortunately I think it depends on the definitions, I've never been very good with common sense.
I often do 'nothing' because it brings peace and happiness. Which asks the question of whether you include peace and happiness in 'pleasure'.
But I think for the majority who live the semi-automatic life ruled by thoughts and emotions then I think the statement is rather accurate.