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12 Rules for Life An Antidote to Chaos

Ible fate awaits those who criticize too easily and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the streetWhat does the nervous system of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight with our shoulders back and about success in life Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest of gods What dreadful paths do p. A book by Jordan Peterson I won t be able to do it justice 12 Rules for Life is a wonderful book It is typical Peterson with large amounts of insightful information and wit The book includes information that I knew did not know and information I knew but did not know I knew like a Peterson lecture There are three main points that I took away from this book1 The world is a horrible place filled with suffering If you personally don t suffer someone you know will 2 If you want the world to be betterstart with yourself The individual people start bettering themselves the potential for the world to be just that little bit better increases 3 We should live on the line between order and chaos We need both for a functioning society We need to grow and adapt whilst not getting rid of traditions and traditional structures they might be very important This is a book I would recommend to everyone whether you re familiar with Peterson or not Clean your room and sort yourself out Where I’m Calling From one The Accidental Activist on the streetWhat does the nervous system Smoke and Mirrors Short Fiction and Illusions of the lowly lobster have to tell us about standing up straight with Brenda has a dragon in her blood our shoulders back and about success in life Why did ancient Egyptians worship the capacity to pay careful attention as the highest Divan Of Rudaki of gods What dreadful paths do p. A book by Jordan Peterson I won t be able to do it justice 12 Rules for Life is a wonderful book It is typical Peterson with large amounts Choice Stories for Children of insightful information and wit The book includes information that I knew did not know and information I knew but did not know I knew like a Peterson lecture There are three main points that I took away from this book1 The world is a horrible place filled with suffering If you personally don t suffer someone you know will 2 If you want the world to be betterstart with yourself The individual people start bettering themselves the potential for the world to be just that little bit better increases 3 We should live Öbür Divan on the line between Summary of Homo Deus order and chaos We need both for a functioning society We need to grow and adapt whilst not getting rid Koldbrann - parte 1: Rebeldes of traditions and traditional structures they might be very important This is a book I would recommend to everyone whether you re familiar with Peterson The Teams Milking Cow or not Clean your room and sort yourself A Wolfs Desire Reluctant Mates out

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What does everyone in the modern world need to know Renowned psychologist Jordan B Peterson's answer to this most difficult of uestions uniuely combines the hard won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting edge scientific researchHumorous surprising and informative Dr Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone what terr. DON T WASTE YOUR TIME If you ve never read a book in your life you d think JP is super smart that baroue style of writing the never ending sentences all those references to science and philosophy how does the man do it you ask yourselfIt s simple The book s actually rubbish but you have nothing to compare it with Nov 2018 Since this review is getting traction please note that these were my impressions right after plodding through this dull book and I m not going to waste my time dismantling his pseudo scientific rubbish many other reviewers have some ualified than me Seek them out If you re willing to be skeptical about my review then use that skepticism to read JP s critics tooNevertheless I do have some recommendations for 12 books you should read instead Moving on This book s riddled with logical errors Facts are ignored and substituted with analogies that simply don t work and don t make sense Major philosophers are completely misrepresented and molded to fit his ideas Entire sub chapters are filled with complicated and ultimately pointless mythological and philosophical references And everything is peppered with common sense statements and citation marks to give it the illusion that it s factual accurate and logical It s not Don t get me started on how bad the writing is It s like he has a paid thesaurus subscription and wants to get his money s worth Nobody cares about your rich vocabulary if you lose the point on the wayYou could spend hours upon hours digging for problems with this book Some actually have done that There was a guy on YouTube who made a one hour video dissecting the problems with the citations alone Yeah it s that easy to poke holes in his ramblings He blames postmodernism for a lot of things but he misrepresents it He uotes Heidegger but it s clear he has no clue what Heidegger s been talking about It s boring and uninspired But JP fans will love it He s got his die hard fans who will continue to follow him no matter what regardless of how bad his ideas are especially since there s no other conservative smart ass to get behind insteadSo don t bother He doesn t say anything new and what he does say is said poorly Not too different from his videos For the sake of your time and brain just read something else Anything from Chomsky to Zizek Read Pinker Friedman Harari Fukuyama Gladwell Have some respect for yourself even fantasy books would be a better use of your time and brain Or just read the stoics and the existentialists instead I mean if you just want someone to tell you to stand up straight and make your bed read Meditations by Emperor Marcus Aurelius Or Seneca Or Sartre Or heck even Dr Seuss Responses to replies I ll probably get Haha suck it you triggered SJW I m not mad that JP is writing books I m mad that such a bad book is getting attention and is wasting people s timeJP is the man you just can t appreciate his genius He s not he is the very definition of a pseudo intellectual There are so many other public intellectuals that are smarter better spoken and respected than JPYou don t know suat he taught at Harvard He was an associate for a few years a long time ago So Look at him now when nobody in his university wants to be associated with him What does that tell you How can you call that a respected academicThis isn t real criticism It s really not I don t care enough about this to write a 2500 word essay on him I m reading some better books right now But even my rambling makes sense than his lobster analogy A Pale Light in the Black of uestions uniuely combines the hard won truths Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves of cutting edge scientific researchHumorous surprising and informative Dr Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone what terr. DON T WASTE YOUR TIME If you ve never read a book in your life you d think JP is super smart that baroue style Spieserye of writing the never ending sentences all those references to science and philosophy how does the man do it you ask yourselfIt s simple The book s actually rubbish but you have nothing to compare it with Nov 2018 Since this review is getting traction please note that these were my impressions right after plodding through this dull book and I m not going to waste my time dismantling his pseudo scientific rubbish many Feral other reviewers have some ualified than me Seek them Krismis van Map Jacobs out If you re willing to be skeptical about my review then use that skepticism to read JP s critics tooNevertheless I do have some recommendations for 12 books you should read instead Moving Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods on This book s riddled with logical errors Facts are ignored and substituted with analogies that simply don t work and don t make sense Major philosophers are completely misrepresented and molded to fit his ideas Entire sub chapters are filled with complicated and ultimately pointless mythological and philosophical references And everything is peppered with common sense statements and citation marks to give it the illusion that it s factual accurate and logical It s not Don t get me started Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche on how bad the writing is It s like he has a paid thesaurus subscription and wants to get his money s worth Nobody cares about your rich vocabulary if you lose the point Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, on the wayYou could spend hours upon hours digging for problems with this book Some actually have done that There was a guy Mensa Riddles Conundrums on YouTube who made a Julie of the Wolves one hour video dissecting the problems with the citations alone Yeah it s that easy to poke holes in his ramblings He blames postmodernism for a lot The Right Swipe of things but he misrepresents it He uotes Heidegger but it s clear he has no clue what Heidegger s been talking about It s boring and uninspired But JP fans will love it He s got his die hard fans who will continue to follow him no matter what regardless Touched of how bad his ideas are especially since there s no Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa other conservative smart ass to get behind insteadSo don t bother He doesn t say anything new and what he does say is said poorly Not too different from his videos For the sake Ugly Fish of your time and brain just read something else Anything from Chomsky to Zizek Read Pinker Friedman Harari Fukuyama Gladwell Have some respect for yourself even fantasy books would be a better use The Math of Life and Death 7 Mathematical Principles That Shape Our Lives of your time and brain Or just read the stoics and the existentialists instead I mean if you just want someone to tell you to stand up straight and make your bed read Meditations by Emperor Marcus Aurelius Or Seneca Or Sartre Or heck even Dr Seuss Responses to replies I ll probably get Haha suck it you triggered SJW I m not mad that JP is writing books I m mad that such a bad book is getting attention and is wasting people s timeJP is the man you just can t appreciate his genius He s not he is the very definition Little Gods of a pseudo intellectual There are so many Der Schweizerische Robinson other public intellectuals that are smarter better spoken and respected than JPYou don t know suat he taught at Harvard He was an associate for a few years a long time ago So Look at him now when nobody in his university wants to be associated with him What does that tell you How can you call that a respected academicThis isn t real criticism It s really not I don t care enough about this to write a 2500 word essay Ensorcelled The Erotic Adventures of Jane in the Jungle Book 9 on him I m reading some better books right now But even my rambling makes sense than his lobster analogy

Jordan B. Peterson È 8 Summary

Eople tread when they become resentful arrogant and vengeful Dr Peterson journeys broadly discussing discipline freedom adventure and responsibility distilling the world's wisdom into 12 practical and profound rules for life 12 Rules for Life shatters the modern commonplaces of science faith and human nature while transforming and ennobling the mind and spirit of its listene. Too Sweet to be WholesomeJordan Peterson is a global phenomenon He is good in print even better in interviews As a psychoanalyst he has decades of experience and professional credibility I find his Jungian approach far interesting than Freudian or various cognitive methods As a Canadian he is presumed a certain integrity often denied to other English speaking experts As a man he is engaging and fast on his feet with no defensiveness even under intense pressure In 12 Rules for Life he makes a cogent case for the necessity as well as benefit of moral authority Although he is not a religious adherent Peterson believes in the objectivity of moral law he has no time for those relativists who consider moral law as something arbitrarily constructed within human society Many find his arguments compelling I find them disingenuous and dangerousThe disingenuousness of 12 Rules begins in the introduction by Peterson s long time friend and associate Dr Norman Doidge MD Doidge points to the persistence of the Ten Commandments from the Hebrew Scriptures as an example of the ancient effectively eternal and fixed wisdom of biblical moral precepts Unsurprisingly Doidge fails to make mention of the other 412 divinely ordained precepts of the law given in the same scriptures Things like the stoning of heretics the inferiority of women and the necessity for meticulous maintenance of spiritual purity apparently do not carry significant moral weight despite their authoritative divine source And he makes no mention of the fact that the founder of the Christian Religion Paul of Tarsus designated the entire Hebrew law including the Ten Commandments as the very source of evil Doidge is not merely tendentious he is an ideologue who has little understanding of the biblical references he makes or he is a liarPopularity is not a terribly reliable guarantor of either poetry or philosophy By his own account Peterson s Rules started life on an interactive internet site Participants liked his rules as nakedly stated without even being given reasons without explanation of their operation The rules apparently touched some inarticulate need which site participants hadn t previously recognised And they gave rave reviews The book is the result of subseuent justifications of the intuitions he floated on the internet Whatever erudition classical references and stylistic skill Peterson used to develop his arguments for these rules they are hardly the the product of analytical thought Like Doidge s introduction the book is tendentious meant to promote a potentially popular cause not thinking The fact that Peterson is honest about the genesis of the book doesn t change its character But I think it does help to explain why the book appeals to many religious leaders and right wing politicians Peterson appears to provide both groups with philosophical selling and political talking points that promote a conservative social agendaPeterson is a Jungian psychoanalyst apparently by conviction as well as by training Jungian method is inherently dialectical Consciousunconscious egoshadow animaanimus are all necessary components of the human psyche Only by accepting the existence of these competing components and reconciling their insistent demands can a person become integrated that is whole a complete Self Jungians implicitly presume that none of us is naturally whole We need each other sometimes use each other to compensate for our dialectical deficiencies Ultimately however psychic health comes about by taking responsibility for one s own integration by recognising how we perceive the reality of the world we inhabit and how we react to our perceptions These are matters of choice not fate This is a simple but very subtle theory In short the theory has two principles 1 the Unconscious is indistinguishable from reality and 2 the Self is indistinguishable from God Both reality and God exist in our heads as it were They are ideas over which we can exercise control One can sense Plato not to mention Billy Graham turning in their graves at the thought that ideas are subject to human will Evangelicals don t seem to mind this Jungian theological faux pas probably because Peterson uotes the Old Testament story of the Creation and Fall a classic Jungian trope To them it seems but a small step from the symbolism of the God in one s head and one s dreams to the objective Ruler of the world Didn t the great Protestant theologian of the 19th century Friedrich Schleiermacher make the same point that God was a feeling emanating from the human mind Similarly social conservatives like the idea of personal responsibility as part of their ideological portfolios Doesn t this bring together both the economic neo liberalism of Frederick Hayek and the militant individualism of Ayn Rand The fact that personal integration of the Self implies a rejection of ideology of any stripe as an impediment to psychic health doesn t seem to register at all So of course Peterson will be exploited by Evangelicals and Conservatives to further their agendas regardless of the caveats insisted upon by him And they re right to ignore his fey resistance He knows he s given conservations a way to ignore the traditional Christian ethos of love the primary concern with one s neighbour the inherent responsibility to the collective as something distinct from the totality of its members His is a philosophy of consummate selfishness which just fits the bill for the latest coalition of religious and constitutional fundamentalists Christ as pantocratic dictator rather than Jesus as messianic rebelThose who are familiar with the Erhard Seminar Training EST programme of the 1970 s and 80 s and its various successor movements for radical personal improvement will recognise this theme of total personal responsibility EST was an intriguing and highly popular syncretism of Jungian psychology and the existential philosophy of Martin Heidegger Peterson s version doesn t use the pyramid selling techniues that made EST so popular particularly among the highly educated but the combination of the internet cable television and the intellectual vacuum of evangelical and political conservatism has the euivalent functional role EST was a training ground for the political left in the 1970 s 12 Rules promises to be the focal point for the political right for some time to come None of this is to say that Peterson isn t interesting or worthwhile On the contrary he has an intelligent witty and interesting contribution to make in intellectual debate despite the banal insipidness of his Rules Nevertheless just as EST helped create a generation of liberal weirdos in business politics and academia I fear that an euivalent generation of conservative weirdos in in the making There is a distinct Whig theme that runs through the entire book the world is as it is for good reasons and it s not your responsibility to fix it Comforting no doubt to those who feel disenfranchised disrespected and than a bit deplorable But really does anyone believe that some positive thinking is going to make them into a bold psychic adventurer My advice don t drink the Kool Aid too uicklyPostscript 2Aug18

  • Hardcover
  • 409
  • 12 Rules for Life An Antidote to Chaos
  • Jordan B. Peterson
  • English
  • 12 November 2019
  • 9780345816023

About the Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Jordan B Peterson is a Canadian clinical psychologist self help writer cultural critic and professor of psychology at the University of Toronto His main areas of study are in abnormal social and personality psychology with a particular interest in the psychology of religious and ideological belief and the assessment and improvement of personality and performancePeterson grew up in Fairvi



10 thoughts on “12 Rules for Life An Antidote to Chaos

  1. says:

    I see many five star reviews here so here is the contrarian position I’m giving this one star for a couple of reasons 1 The content does not justify the length of the book When you strip away the pseudo profundi

  2. says:

    DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME If you've never read a book in your life you'd think JP is super smart that baroue style of writing the never

  3. says:

    So there is a lot of wisdom in here about how to live your life don't blame other people listen and understand other people's perspectives be honest even though it's uncomfortable and don't demonize humanity And then all the wisdom goes down the toilet in one particular chapter when he makes a farce of his whole argument Men are being victimi

  4. says:

    Jordan Peterson may be the only clinical psychologist who believes that psychology is subordinate to philosophy and the one thing that psychology and philosophy both genuflect before is story Story or myth predates religion and is in

  5. says:

    A soothing and seductive balm for the butthurt I am fascinated by the cult surrounding this man who as a previous reviewer noted relies far too much on simplistic interpretations of Biblical stories and the Disney versions of fairy tales to the expense of all else I guess Lilith and Athena might complicate that Easy Bake reimposition of a male centered narrative Here's what I don't get None of this is new Jose

  6. says:

    A book by Jordan Peterson I won’t be able to do it justice 12 Rules for Life is a wonderful book It is typical Peterson with large

  7. says:

    I wish this book had been around to read when I was 18

  8. says:

    Too Sweet to be WholesomeJordan Peterson is a global phenomenon He is good in print; even better in interviews As a psychoan

  9. says:

    Faulty tools produce faulty results Jordan B Peterson 12 Rules for LifeI'm generally not a fan of self help books and this one would have probably never hit my to read shelf if a good friend of mine hadn't invited me to attend a live Jordan Peterson lecture in Phoenix a little over a week ago June 1 2018 The only other exposure I h

  10. says:

    I ignored Jordan Peterson for a while since his name usually came up in culture war contexts where the rule is that every generation gets approximately five talking points to endlessly yell at each other But then he publish

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