"Happy the man who improves other people not merely when he is in their presence but even when he is in the thoughts! And happy, too, is the person who can so revere another as to adjust and shape his own personality in the light of recollections, even, of that other. Choose someone whose way of life as well as words, and whose very face as mirroring the character that lies behind it, have won your approval. Be always pointing him out to yourself either as your guardian or as your model. There is a need for someone as a standard against which our characters can measure themselves. Without a ruler to do it against you won't make the crooked straight."
-- Lucius Annaeus Seneca
We will be discussing friendship in this meeting. There has been a lot of material written on the subject because it is one of the most important subjects in human history. People like Marcus Aurelius, Cicero, Seneca, and Epictetus have all contributed to the subject as well as countless others.
This will be a light-hearted meeting, and although we plan to go deep into the topic from a philosophical perspective we also plan to strengthen our friendship with each other.