If you know how to play bocce ball, bowling, billiards, or curling the right way, you know how to live the right way: you laugh at your poor shots; admire your good shots and the good shots of your friends; share spontaneous moments of friendly competition and anticipation; know the whole time that the game doesn’t matter as much as your friendship and feel thankful.
There are regulations for the bocce court, but forget all that rubbish and play on any random surface like a park or a beach. The virtue of bocce ball is that it is almost impossible to take yourself seriously, like playing the ukulele. You will also find that you have a free hand for lemonade or beer. The rules are just like curling, another great pastime.