Choose Your Table: A Lesson in Friendship

Dear sons,

There’s wisdom in Tupac’s words, “Don’t sit at a table where they talk about others, because when you get up, you’re the next topic.”

If the table’s feast is a dish of others’ lives, leave. You’re not a critic at a talk-show.

Your friends aren’t your friends if they need others’ stories to bond. Remember, a good friendship is like a good book. It’s about quality, not quantity.

Choose your table wisely, my sons. Make sure it’s a table where you can leave your plate unattended.

With all my love, Dad

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