What's the Point?
Landon says, that after paying close attention to a lot of people a lot wiser than he, he has come to realize that the point, the purpose of human life is joy. Joy even in the midst of suffering and tragedy. Can you think of a better purpose? Has anyone ever come up with a better purpose?
If joy is our purpose in being here, then joy is too important to human life and relationships to let anything get in its way. That's the big idea.
For example, take religion. On the one hand, all of the great religious geniuses have pointed to joy, in all its manifestations, as representing the very essence of the best of what our lives can be.
And yet, on the other hand, many religious belief systems and institutions have become symbols of what divides us from each other, what separates us from a genuine, joyful life.
Landon has dedicated his life to helping both those who have been turned off by religion and those who are too turned on by the wrong things in religion, to find joy, what he describes as "life that loves to happen. . . no matter what happens."