What does everyone in the modern world need to know? Renowned psychologist Jordan B. Peterson's answer to this most difficult of questions uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.Humorous, surprising, and informative, Dr. Peterson tells us why skateboarding boys and girls must be left alone, what terrible fate awaits those who criticize too easily, and why you should always pet a cat when you meet one on the street.What 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 people 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 listeners.2018 Jordan B. Peterson (P)2018 Random House Canada...
|Title||:||12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos|
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12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos Reviews
Way too long. The author has a few interesting ideas but uses too much flowery language. I suppose it helps ideas stick.
A few rules are good. General self-help, but with a flavourful language. Read a summary.
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 victimized by liberal academics. Not only does he start blaming everybody and anybody, but he completely mischaracterizes the progressive argument or makes a ...more
12 Rules (whittled down from an original 60 something) is about how to improve how you live. Each rule is explained in detail, and Peterson goes into the meaning of each subject philosophically, psychologically, and using varied examples from life. Although far more accessible, 12 Rules follows on from Peterson’s other book, Architecture of Belief, and examines the mythology, biblical similes and ancient stories, as well as evolutionary systems which, after all, have guided us behaviourally and ...more
I bought this thinking it was a self-help book - it sort of is, but really it's a tour around some of the most important impulses of the human mind. The fundamental insight from this book is that our norms and culture exist for a reason and that attempts to interfere with those are likely to have profound detrimental impacts on society as a whole and individuals who won't know how to relate to other people properly. Sadly, it's all very true.
This is a magnificent book. And part of that magnificence comes from the fact that it is “complete” in the same sense that All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten (Fulghum, 1989) was complete. The rules are simple: from “stand up straight with your shoulders back,” to “do not bother children when they are skateboarding.” They are, however, all-encompassing. When you finish reading it (and it is a long book) you are sure to ask, “What else is there to say?”
At the risk of grave oversim ...more
Keeping it real 100. This is the best self-help book I have read (which doesn't speak much - self-help books are generally terrible). If you need a self-help book, this might not even be a book for you. It is a bit too harsh and "fanatical" for everyday reader. But it is also true.
If you are a modern chap or chappette, it will be hard to buy the more fantastical portions of the book like Jungian archetypes, Bible stories etc. It might also be hard to buy that something about left thought might b ...more
“12 rules” makes it sound simple, but nothing about this book is simple.
This book, at its core, attempts - as humbly as possible- to explain the meaning of life.
Spoiler alert: it has nothing to do with following your bliss. In a word, the meaning of life is found in....responsibility.
The book is jarring even for those of us who assumed we’ve been taking our responsibilities fairly seriously.
Peterson is deep. In this book he reveals a profound subtext of the human experience. He quotes the Bib ...more
File alongside 'Iron John'.