Sonic’s Routines and Techniques

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Check it out!  I know a lot of guys like routines.  I use them sometimes, sometimes I do not.  I have nothing against them, however since I think people tell stories to everyone they know, even if they aren’t trying to seduce them.  We all have things we say and do that are repetitive to the people in our life.  “My friend and I were at this party once and, dude, holy shit!  You should have seen what this one chick did.”

So my very short words of wisdom before we get into this Reblog is don’t get all kerfuckered about using routines.  It’s fine.  If it helps you get your mouth moving until you can do it more naturally then cool.  Or, like in my case, if I run out of stuff to say (very rare these days) or the conversation with a chick ends up touching on the subject of a routine I know (more likely) then I will use one!

Why am I reblogging this?  2 reasons.

1.  Sonics was my wing back in the day and he knew his shit!

2.  These are great routines.  Back on Masf, Sonics had a rating of Mastermind.

Enjoy!

Sonic’s Routines and Techniques

I really don’t like using routines more than a few times it seems a little weird to me (unless I’m in another city or I’ve been drinking or I’m plowing like crazy to pass the time until something better comes along, even plowing I barley use routines). However, I do use “routines” every now and then while sarging… mostly on the 9+’s

I’ve laid 23 different girls in the last year and a half and have only had two ONSs, the rest are/were short term FB type relationships; all with condoms, “evolve” Trojan Condoms. That’s after a 1.5 year pre-game dry spell; this game stuff is for real.

I’m not trying to brag. I’m not even really that good; I just want you guys to know that these routines and techniques do hold water and have some merit. Besides I like to believe that the gurus or Mpuas get a lot more ass than I do…

If you haven’t read a magazine lately, or been listening to radio personalities, and you don’t feel like talking about how EXCITED you were doing your homework when for the first time you got to apply ALL THREE newly learned rules to find the derivative of a logarithmic function (super easy; but still fun in an odd way) while your friends were out partying (school does have its downfalls), then this post should help you out.

Try not to judge me by some of the things written below, I play the game to have fun, enjoy my youth (24), and most importantly life in its entirety. Oh yeah and I really really like girls.

Well, here ya guys go, some of my first year’s best… They have all been field tested and each has been successfully used multiple times.

SONICS ORIGINALS:

Car Bluff Opener:
(Not big on openers but here’s one of the better ones I’ve come up with)

Pua: Hey, if someone leaves something in your car are you aloud to keep it?
HBs: depends blah
Pua: Well, what if it’s something you really want?
HBs: Depends, What is it?
Pua: Nevermind (then go from there, don’t tell em’, just change topics… “This one’s nosey!” Etc.)

Rich Girl: 
(A sort of linguistic trick that sets the frame of her admitting dating you as a possibility, fun one to play with… The first time I said it I got nervous for a second, and thought “did I really just ask that?” The girl said, “no, we’d split the bill” and it’s been with me ever since)

Pua: Are you rich?
HB: something (I’ve never had a girl say yes.)
Pua: So, how do expect to buy me a drink?
HB: Something
Pua: So, if we were dating you’d expect me to pay for everything?
HB: no dutch, or yes, I’m old fashion, or something else you can play with, bust on, or IOI for

Boyfriend Avoider:
(Use playfully, a subtle IOI. Sets frame you don’t care if she has a boyfriend, your better than him even if she does, and she can’t tell you if she does anyway… plus if she doesn’t have one, she gets to feel she saved face. Everybody wins)

Pua: Ok, I’m going to ask you a question… … but I don’t want you to answer it… Don’t ever tell me, ok?
HB: Ok
Pua: Do you have a boyfriend?…
HB: light laughs
Pua: Good, now you can’t say I never asked.

(#-Closed at least 2 girls with boyfriends later on in the interaction after this schpeal. One with a boyfriend of 4 years, the other had one for 6. Their friends told me when I was telling them I liked their friend. They helped me anyway, like good friends would.)

World Greats:
(dem smarterer gurls wike dis won. (< — that’s silly, I know) Girls that are interested and interesting will talk about this one with you, she gets to play along (if you can apply understanding to the routine), also good for late night party sets where everybody is kinda drunk just sitting around, you get to play teacher, guys like it too and girls like the guy that guys like, so… here. : )

Pua: Ok so I’ve been reading biographies lately about Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, Ghandi, even Mohammed Ali and I think I’ve noticed a loose process that they all seem to follow to achieve greatness. Well, here I’ll take you through it… pick an object, or a thing, living, or whatever…
HB: (says something, I’ll use a tree for this but whatever she says use that… it’s easy) a tree
Pua: Ok, now let’s make an observation about a tree. Tell me something about a tree
HB: They’re green
Pua: They’re not always green…
HB: Well yeah, they’re leaves change color in the fall
Pua: Exactly, that’s the first step to greatness. So trees aren’t always green, once a year they change color and their leaves fall off etc. that my dear is what’s known as knowledge. So what do you think happens after you make as many observations as you can about a tree, study all you can about a certain tree and gain a heap of knowledge? What do you think the next step towards greatness is called?
HB: something (if it sounds good add it into the next part)
Pua: After you attain all that knowledge then you become an expert. Well what’s the next step after expert?
HB: something (You’re having a clearly controlled convo! So remember to play with her answers for a sec)
Pua: I think they become Masters, in school terms these are your PHD kids… people that add to the already existing knowledge. Now after they master one thing, then the best master more things; either in the same field or they master multiple other things and become sort of like a scholar. This is when they become known as the Greats… Now, this is my favorite part *do a little dance and smile* Do you know what the greatest of the greats become, the true inspirations of the world that change our everyday life, the Greats that live beyond their days?
HB: something (let her ponder this for a second)
Pua: close, but this is when a truly great mind becomes … … a Legend.

(This is actually an altered convo my dad and I had a while back, switched it up and made it a routine, I really call it Legends, didn’t want to ruin the end for you.)

Love Lust:
(gets girls thinking about Love, Lust, and of course sex)

Pua: What is love like to you?
HB: Something
Pua: Love to me is like when your with that special someone and they’re like your best friend, like your driving through a tunnel at 100mph * motioning with hands like driving through a tunnel *and everything around you is a blur except for that one person, like that one other person is the only one in your world that matters.
HB: something and agrees
Pua: Have you ever felt lust? Or have you ever just really liked messing around with someone you weren’t in love with? What was that like to you?
HB: something
Pua: To me it’s like when your body heats up and you get this knot in your stomach that’s driving you crazy, and only like, the naughtiest activities can relieve it, like you’d be willing to drive 45 minutes at 1 AM just to relieve that tension… just, to explode… woa, ok ok I know Lust is bad; but SEX is soooooo gooooood!
HB: laughs Yeah it is

(When you’re running this actually be in love and when you’re talking about Love and act it out, get hot and horny when you’re talking about Lust. Don’t go overboard with this, be calibrating by her answers and give her just a little more than she gives you, the point of this, to me, is to give sex the perception of being fun and healthy, which it is.)

Shorter version: get in convo about Love then get in convo about Lust and then “I know lust is bad; but sex is soooo gooood!”

Two girls at one party:
(Jerk routine, use with caution good for girls with a party lifestyle, IF she laughs, you’re in. If she doesn’t, it’s not over, prolonged progress sure; but girls love drama : )

(Don’t say you’re a jerk then follow up with this story… just transition into it)

Pua: I was at one of my friends 21st birthday parties and she had all her friends over it was nuts… There was an ice louge, jungle juice, free shots, food galore… It was a Hawaiian themed party; she has a palm tree tattooed on her ass so it was appropriate. Well obviously I got pretty drunk that night and ended up hooking up with one of my friend’s friends; after we got done she mentioned breakfast for the next morning… We’ll see… When I’m not sure if I wanna do something I always say we’ll see… Well she ended up passing out and I wasn’t tired, so I went out for more partying! Then this other girl there pulled me into a bathroom down in the basement and basically left me with no choice, so I hooked up with her too!! She said the same crap about breakfast the next morning… her and I then took turns going back upstairs; split up and acted like nothing happened and partied some more. Finally, after all that drinking, I fell asleep on a floor alone next to a piano and when I woke up the second girl was spooning me!! Now, I knew these two girls were good friends, so I thought about going and sitting at the breakfast table with both of them and thought, no way! So, instead I took both their cell phones and put em’ in a kitchen drawer with a note that said “I kick ass!” with a hyphen and my first initial… Then I snuck out to breakfast and ate with my guy friends.

See Her Often Number Close Technique:
(Maintains prizability and sets you up perfectly to get “the girl you see and interact with often’s” number ex. Smoke break girl, colleague, girl in study hall… make sure you like the girl before you get her number this can mess things up socially)

(Say at the end of yet another interaction with this girl, hopefully sooner than later)

Pua: So, when are you going to ask for my number?
HB: something not negative (say this to girls you know like you, or to girls that you would like to like you : )
Pua: *hand her a pen and something to write on*

(I prefer numbers on paper, it feels more solid to me; but to each his own.)

Solidify a number close technique:
(Having “cute” fun after the number close)

On the back of the piece of paper, napkin, match book behind the matches whatever, or where ever there is room, I’ll play a quick game of tic- tac-toe and set it up as a challenge to see if she can beat me… ladies first… have fun with the results…

Side note: instead of having them draw a picture of themselves, I have them draw a symbol or picture of something that will remind me of them next to their number… they almost always draw their stalk doodle

Kiss Close Technique 1: 
(You know those drunk girls at a nightclub you don’t know that totally eye fu*k you while you’re walking towards each other… This is what I used to say before I kissed them. Now, if I decide to, I just get in their way and kiss em’ and avoid the possible shit test all together, which I think is better; but if you have to talk, try this.)

Pua: You soo wanna kiss me.
HB: something/ possible shit test you happen not to hear *while holding eye contact*
Pua: (said slower, hard to describe, I call it moment game) If you don’t wanna kiss me, stop looking at me in my eyes. *eyebrow raise smile and vacuum*
HB: *holds eye contact with smile* or *looks away then back at your eyes*
Pua: *Kisses the interested drunk bar girl*

Kiss Close Technique 2:
(This can be used just about anywhere; but it’s perfect for those day 2 moments when you two get back in your car after you just did whatever and you feel it in your gut that you should be kissing her… she knows it too, you know the moment. )

Pua: You’re about 75% sure you wanna kiss me right now…
HB: laughs (they always laugh)
Pua: Oh man, Now you’re 80% sure!
HB: laughs (the first time I said this, at this point the girl said that I was a 100% sure that I wanted to kiss her, doesn’t matter what she says stick to this)
Pua: OMG! Now you’re 95% sure! *leans in and kisses girl*or *falls off couch from spooning position with girl then kiss* or *awkwardly maneuvers over to the girl in shotgun and kisses her*

Lovely sex:
(this is kinda f-d up; only said this twice with about 5+ drinks down… worked both times)

(After the no pants in bed, after all the we shouldn’t be doing this, after the this is crazy talk, during a mini-freeze out (you just got to her first or second threshold and you lay on your back again totally cool and saying nothing) you bring up a short seduction thread)

Pua: You seem so familiar, your smell, your hair, your skin. Ahh!… (said lovingly excited) Tell me about your first love
HB: thinks about first love says something
Pua: I could totally fall in love with you in 10 seconds
HB: laughs
Pua: *has wonderful lovely sex*
(I’m pretty sure that at least the first one was thinking about her ex until we started going at it… kinda f-d up, I know; but who am I to judge?)

(p.s. I meant it both times, the girls did seem familiar; Even though I said this playfully, when I’m drunk I really can fall in love with an almost entirely naked hottie that’s laying next to me on my bed while I have a raging boner : )

Grocery Store Love:
(Tension loop. Use tension loops. Say this after you’ve had sex with the girl, not right after, well I guess that would work too… it’s good for the phones)

Pua: I fell in Love at the grocery store today (tension)
HB: With… what….. the cereal? (Followed by insecure laugh) or something
Pua: Well, I was walking through the store, minding my own doing my shopping, and I saw this piece of meat… I thought, too good to be true. So, then I approached, and dumbfounded by the sheer beauty I reached out and POKED, to see if what I saw was real… Sure enough… the porter house steaks were on sale for $4.97 a pound! (tension released) So of course I got some and when I got home I realized those bastard butchers cut off the filets!!
HB: Laughs

Last Girl:
(This is a spinoff)

(This story is perfect for the first phone call after you met a girl at a bar, talk with her for awhile first then launch into this. It’s a spinoff of some PUA guys routine; but I can’t remember his name? (I bought his “original-routine book” off ebay… it was 95% stuff I’d read elsewhere with some thesaurus usage!! I’m sure he’s a good PUA; but waste of money! However it did inspire this… I altered his and IMO made it better, I tweaked it and added to it to get the girl to qualify to you at the end))

Pua: Oh man, I don’t know about you girls I meet at bars… Well, the last girl I met at a bar, we ended up hooking up and seeing each other for awhile. One night she called me at 1:30 in the morning telling me she was all wasted at Tonic (just switch this to a night club in your area). She didn’t know where her friends were, she could barely walk, and she NEEDED me to go pick her up. In other words she was beyond wasted. So I got in my car and headed out there and when I got there, I went up to the entrance skipped past all the people still trying to get in, and I never go to Tonic so I didn’t know the bouncers and they wouldn’t let me in… I told em’ what was going on, about how my girl was in there drunk and she needed a ride home… No go… the bouncers wouldn’t budge. While the bouncer was checking the next ID, I stormed into the club ran past the money counter and started shoving my way through the people, she told me she was in the back sitting on a chair… so that’s where I was heading… While I was running I looked back and the huge silver back gorilla bouncer guy from the front and his huge angry bouncer buddy were chasing after me… I started pushing through faster… Luckily, I got to my girl right before they got to me and I calmly yelled “This is the girl I was telling you about and she’s 19 and she’s been drinking in your club! If you know what I mean.” At this point there were four bouncers surrounding me… Then something crazy happened… The same guys that were about to get all geeked up beating me with their flashlights out back were now helping me get her out! They were pushing for me! I had her arm draped over me and we waltzed right out of there. I got her to the parking lot and she muttered that she was sorry, and that it wouldn’t happen again blah blah… Trust me I like to drink as much as the next guy but seriously… Bar girls, I don’t know.

Here it is but shorter and you can make it your own: Drunk girl calls in need of help, you go to club, no way you can get in, run in behind bouncer, get to girl before bouncers get you, bouncers then help you out, you’re a hero, bar girls…I don’t know

Pat/Grab/Smack her Ass: 
Always be grabbing ass or patting ass or smacking ass (treat them as the way you want them to act! In this case playful and horny). Just DO IT… BT goes up right before your eyes. If you’re on a day 2 and you’re not sure where you stand, pat her on the ass and find out. She’ll be happy you did.

Make playful excuses to touch her butt:

Pua: Where‘s my cell phone? You totally stole it! *grab/pat her ass*
Pua: nope that’s your butt… where is it? Oh here it is… (in your pocket)

Grab Ass Game:
(I got this from a friend of mine. I’m sure he didn’t start it… but it’s a fun game that gets you and your wing laughing… Take turns, my wing and I do this pretty much everywhere.)

Every time a girl is walking by you two while you’re walking, take turns or go tandem at getting in cheap feels on the passing ass. This is too funny. Most of the girls have a good heart about this and laugh and smile, you can say things “I love you” and they’ll laugh and yell it back; but make sure you’re ready for the mad girl; she’ll get in your face. She just wants to hear a playful direct game apology. Ex. I’m sorry; but if I didn’t pat your tush I wouldn’t have gone home happy today. I love you My bad… *keep walking and be on your way to the next ass*

There, it’s done, finally. It took me about five days to throw this post together with all the juggling I have to do… Remember if you’re running a routine that’s more like a story, it should come out different every time, and always be noticing where she’s at. A routine isn’t everything and be willing to drop it, even if it’s money. When you’re telling a story or routine, say it like you want to hear it for yourself as much as you want the girl or set to hear it. Most importantly get out there, have fun, and enjoy yourself.

-Sonics

PS – Credit goes to where I reblogged this from:  Tricks Revealed: Exploring our Amazing World

Cheers!

Sidecar: 

I haven’t been blogging for a long time, because I’ve been busy coaching guys in the city of Chicago.  But now I’m back.

Anyway, ya.  I coach.  And my students get badass results.  I mean badass.  I would say after taking the bootcamp 90% of the guys get laid and many times they end up dating a girl or even multiple girls.  True story.  Anyway, if getting coaching interests you, even if you’ve taken another bootcamp and didn’t get the results you wanted, check my program out.  I promise there is nothing else out there like this!

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Solving the “I am Unworthy of an Attractive Woman” Issue (Part I)

Themesong of the Day:

Reblogged from over at Ozzie’s Blog.  This guy is totally on point on a lot of shit holding us back in life and especially in dating.  So I figure I would share this three part article with you all here.  Enjoy.  ~Ronnie L

Inner permission

You can’t look at this issue in dating without looking at other areas of our society. If you don’t, you run the risk of not seeing the big picture. We live in a society that makes people feel unworthy of things in order to make them buy. We live in a society that breeds inadequacy in order to make you buy a better car, bigger house or a wonderful life. Without this culture of making you feel incomplete, we wouldn’t have a thriving economy. We must step out of this societal matrix in order to give ourselves “inner permission” to feel worthy of something, that you deserve things just as you are, without adding anything new.

But “I am not good at this”, “I am a defective item”, “I am unworthy”, “I am not good enough”

How can you give yourself “inner permission” when you feel unworthy of good things? Simply, you can’t. Not only that, when you feel “flawed” you feel like nobody ever is going to give you what you want. If you look at this issue with a magnifying glass, you will see that it affects other areas of your life, not only dating. At work, you fail to ask for the raise that you deserve. At family reunions, you try not to rock the boat by speaking your mind. With your friends, you probably never ask for too many favours in order not to make them uncomfortable. You remain needless and wantless. You get used to misery.

We need to learn to ask for what we want to others

As men we don’t want to ask. But if you don’t ask you won’t receive. Society tells you as men you have to go out and “conquer the world” but society never tells you, “You must go out and ask for what you want.” It is considered a weakness to ask others because it leaves you vulnerable to rejection. Let me explain how this happens in dating.

“Guy: I am from the land of beer, Germany

Girl: wow. Loved Germany when I was there.

Guy: Do you live here in the UK?

Girl: yes. I have made some friends and…..

Guy: Do you like it here?

Girl: I do. But……

Guy: What is your name?

Girl: Lucy…

Guy: Nice name. Do you like travelling?

Girl: I am going to the toilet. See you later.”

And the end.

This dialogue or interrogation reflects the undeserving mentality we have discussed before. In an attempt to avoid rejection, guys won’t ask for the things they want or need from a girl and instead substitute with meaningless queries.

Let’s see how a guy who feels he is worth it and doesn’t mind being rejected would face the challenge of meeting a new girl:

Guy: Hey, I just saw you from across the room and had to come and say hi.

Girl: Hi. What’s your name?

From the beginning, he is stating he came to find out about her, he is not hiding his intention of meeting her. Sooner rather than later he would take a further risk to either ask her number to go on a date or simply spend the rest of the night with him to get to know each other.

Two guys with different mindsets will act differently when they meet a beautiful girl.

Asking for what you want is key

If you want to defeat those feelings of unworthiness, you must learn to ask for what you want from a woman and allow room for her to say no. But you must take the risk.

If you want beautiful girls, you must walk up to them and start an interaction. In doing this some will want to hang out with you and others won’t. However, in the process you will teach yourself you are worthy of those girls. At least more than the next guy who hangs by the bar. If you keep at it you will end up dating some of those girls if you have the courage to ask. Ask for what you want. Then allow them to say “no” if they must. Keep reminding yourself it is none of your business how they respond to you. But it is your business to ask for what you want.

Conflict vs. wants

If you grew up in a family culture where every time you ask for something (a bike, a new toy, a holiday trip) it created conflict with your parents, you will have trouble with the above. Family cultures live with you and if you were trained since you were a child, not to get what you want or create a conflict if you wanted something, you will have tremendous problems asking for it as an adult. Children of such families lose the ability to be individuals, not free to act for themselves. They grow up with no sense of self or personal needs . If you grew up in such dysfunction, you won’t rely on others to solve your problems.

You are trained to “tough it up” and to take care of your own problems. They are no one else’s business but yours.

But it takes two to tango

In dating, you must realize it is not entirely up to you. You must rely on others, in this case, women. If you want to have choice in dating, part of the solution is in the girl’s hands. You must rely on others. However, your job remains to ask for what you want. You must walk up to her, start the interaction, and tell her you want to get to know her because you think she is cool. Believe me, women are dying to meet a guy who knows what he wants.

Dating challenge

Walk up to 5 attractive girls and ask them to go on a date with you within 5 minutes of meeting them. Take rejection if you must. Your only goal is to be able to ask for what you want. Ask and you shall receive.

Solving the “I am Unworthy of an Attractive Woman” Issue (Part I). – Read the Original Article and more from Ozzie <———-  😉

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The Top 5 Regrets People Make on Their Deathbed

Tsod:

Incidentally the song above is kind of what I consider to be the Themesong of my Life and if I have my wish, will be played at my funeral, you know…  If I ever actually do die.

Already this has been posted all over, but it was such a good article I decided to do a quick share for those who haven’t.  Plus, this is totally the kind of thing I try to live my life by.  thinking about stuff like this, is the reason I started my whole Dream Path series of posts.  I don’t want to be the guy on my deathbed, one day, filled with regrets.  I want to at least know I tried…

Anyway, without further ado…

REGRETS OF THE DYING by Bonnie Ware

For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives.

People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learnt never to underestimate someone’s capacity for growth. Some changes were phenomenal. Each experienced a variety of emotions, as expected, denial, fear, anger, remorse, more denial and eventually acceptance. Every single patient found their peace before they departed though, every one of them.

When questioned about any regrets they had or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:

1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

This was the most common regret of all. When people realise that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honoured even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made.

It is very important to try and honour at least some of your dreams along the way. From the moment that you lose your health, it is too late. Health brings a freedom very few realise, until they no longer have it.

2. I wish I didn’t work so hard.

This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret. But as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.

By simplifying your lifestyle and making conscious choices along the way, it is possible to not need the income that you think you do. And by creating more space in your life, you become happier and more open to new opportunities, ones more suited to your new lifestyle.

3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.

We cannot control the reactions of others. However, although people may initially react when you change the way you are by speaking honestly, in the end it raises the relationship to a whole new and healthier level. Either that or it releases the unhealthy relationship from your life. Either way, you win.

4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

Often they would not truly realise the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.

It is common for anyone in a busy lifestyle to let friendships slip. But when you are faced with your approaching death, the physical details of life fall away. People do want to get their financial affairs in order if possible. But it is not money or status that holds the true importance for them. They want to get things in order more for the benefit of those they love. Usually though, they are too ill and weary to ever manage this task. It is all comes down to love and relationships in the end. That is all that remains in the final weeks, love and relationships.

5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.

This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realise until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content. When deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.

When you are on your deathbed, what others think of you is a long way from your mind. How wonderful to be able to let go and smile again, long before you are dying.

Life is a choice. It is YOUR life. Choose consciously, choose wisely, choose honestly. Choose happiness.

http://www.inspirationandchai.com/Regrets-of-the-Dying.html