Won't all people (or at least most people) waste their lives on narcissistic, hedonistic pleasure?
Watson, Hedonistic Theories (1895); James Seth, Ethical Principles, c. i.
A criticism of the various hedonistic theories will be found in the article Ethics (ad fin.).
He accepted bodily without farther questioning the hedonistic psychology by which the Utilitarians sought to justify their theory while he rejected the theory itself.
Hedonistic theories of conduct have been held from the earliest times, though they have been by no means of the same character.