I'm a classicist by trade (or rather a garbage man by trade after I get my phd)
Epicureanism is heavily underrated. I'm butthurt by the fact how stoicism is getting an undeserved attention. Mostly due to the "le philosopher emprah" meme you find on dumb blogs. Many who like "stoicism" don't even read the more detailed and better stoic works, they just read the memeemperor and be done with it.
Stoicism sucks major ass, there is a reason why christfags were in love with it, I won't digress but do check Nietzsche's criticism of Stoicism if you are interested.>>166958>>166962>>166973
If I may chime in, Epicureanism is more about "not being/getting hurt/discomforted/unhappy/unhappyness" than being happy/ getting pleasure. It is the absence of pain, rather than pleasure itself. Ataraxia is very important in epicureanism, and it is usually translated as serenity, calmness but taken literally in ancient greek it is the negative connotation (a- being the negative term, hence anarchy anomaly etc) of "distrubance/trouble".
Epicurus puts not having pain, on long term above having pleasure especialyl on short term. So he will condece that fast food etc bring pleasure, nevertheless you should eat healthy, and excersize, because not being diabetes and in pain after the age of 35 > the temporary pleasure of mickeyd.
His views on sex and relationship are also interesting. While not being openly against it, Epicurus argues that on the long run it is highly unlikely to get pleasure form sex/relationships while it is very easy to get discomfort from them, therefore one should avoid it as possible. As OP stated epicurus values friendship over romantic relationships.
There was this one mgtow video, from stardusk iirc. He was talking about how he didn't bother with succubi but his relationship with his friends were very important to him. The guy basically quoted Epicurus without knowing so.
But yeah a wizard can learn a lot from Epicurus methinks. His ethics is wonderful, his metaphysics etc can be ignored.