So it is important to learn how to listen.
You are lucky to have friends to eat with and it’s better to be the one paying than the one shorting the bill.
Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
It’s easy to let frustration over small inconveniences and minor affronts mutate into anger towards others and a general dissatisfaction with life. If you can learn to manage this natural tendency you will possess a broad sense of well being and superior mental and physical health.
This is one of your father’s most endearing qualities.
This has served your mother and grandmothers well for generations and seems a fitting place to start.