I am happier than I have been in my life.
I too echo those same words and can agree totally with them.
To me personally the most powerful words in the scriptures is when Jesus said you will know "the truth and the truth will set you free."
Whether you're a believer or non-believer those words hold so much force. Everyone should pursue truth.
Truth will neither run nor change. You can never disprove truth. Something is either factual or false.
As I started learning these things my mind was opened up and I was no longer afraid to question anything and everything.
If what someone told me was truth, then they shouldn't worry if I talk to someone who didn't hold their viewpoint because ultimately if what they said was truth it would hold up under even the most intense scrutiny.