Are we all hedonists ?

Aren't we all hedonists since the cause of every action we take is dopamine and serotonine so we do everything because we want to and because it brings us the most happiness out of all the options? Now you could give the argument that some people do things because they need to do it, like studying in the... show more Aren't we all hedonists since the cause of every action we take is dopamine and serotonine so we do everything because we want to and because it brings us the most happiness out of all the options? Now you could give the argument that some people do things because they need to do it, like studying in the evening instead of partying but that person only studied because he thought ahead and realised that if he didn't study he would get bad grades and would be sad so to avoid that sadness, he took the option that would it the end bring him the most happiness so his brain secretes dopamine by the thought of studying and eventually does what he wants and what makes him happy. Right ?
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