12 Rules of Life by Jordon Peterson

Now, if you haven’t already known who Dr Jordon Peterson is, well, I would daresay you are missing out! And a lot!

Jordan Bernt Peterson (born 12 June 1962) is a Canadian clinical psychologist and a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. His principal areas of research are the psychology of religious and ideological belief and the assessment and improvement of personality and performance.

From scholar to internet celebrity he has garnered a widespread audience and following on Facebook and Youtube who cannot get seem to get enough of his intelligent and vast insights on a plethora of subjects that usually touches on human behaviour, their complexities and even extending its concepts into societies and civilisations.

Some of his ardent “disciples” even dubbed him as their ” internet dad” regardless if they are a budding teen or one who has reached a ripe old age who has seen much. Moreover, he provides extensive lectures on living the best life worth living on Youtube and teaches one how to go about doing so. He is well known for his denunciations of identity politics and political correctness but mostly I am intrigued by everything else besides just his political stance.

Studying the origins of the Cold War; 20th-century European totalitarianism and even works of Carl Jung, Friedrich Nietzsche, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, and Fyodor Dostoevsky he has delved into many underlying concepts that are truly profound and relevant in this day and age.

Check out a little snippet of his mind here!

Source : Jordan B Peterson Clips

Author of the 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, Jordon Peterson is one to remember, bookmark and hear with keen ears and open minds ( and open notebooks too!) 

Here are some of the excerpts of this book, that I have so ardently fallen in love with that I just have to share with you!

“To stand up straight with your shoulders back is to accept the terrible responsibility of life, with eyes wide open. It means deciding to voluntarily transform the chaos of potential into the realities of habitable order. It means adopting the burden of self-conscious vulnerability, and accepting the end of the unconscious paradise of childhood, where finitude and mortality are only dimly comprehended. It means willingly undertaking the sacrifices necessary to generate a productive and meaningful reality (it means acting to please God, in the ancient language).”

 Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

“Intolerance of others’ views (no matter how ignorant or incoherent they may be) is not simply wrong; in a world where there is no right or wrong, it is worse: it is a sign you are embarrassingly unsophisticated or, possibly, dangerous.”

 Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

“And if you think tough men are dangerous, wait until you see what weak men are capable of.”

 Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

“Don’t underestimate the power of vision and direction. These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable pathways and expanding opportunities. Strengthen the individual. Start with yourself. Take care with yourself. Define who you are. Refine your personality. Choose your destination and articulate your Being. As the great nineteenth-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche so brilliantly noted, “He whose life has a why can bear almost any how.”

 Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

“RULE 4 COMPARE YOURSELF TO WHO YOU WERE YESTERDAY, NOT TO WHO SOMEONE ELSE IS TODAY”

 Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

“Stop saying those things that make you weak and ashamed. Say only those things that make you strong. Do only those things that you could speak of with honour.”

 Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos

Get the book here! Believe me , it is a life changer. It definitely changed mine , and it might change yours too ❤️

Bibliography :

Peterson, J., Van Sciver, E., & Doidge, N. 12 rules for life.

Jordan Peterson. Retrieved 8 September 2020, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordan_Peterson#Education

Beauchamp, Z. (2018). Jordan Peterson, the obscure Canadian psychologist turned right-wing celebrity, explained. Retrieved 9 September 2020, from https://www.vox.com/world/2018/3/26/17144166/jordan-peterson-12-rules-for-life

4 thoughts on “12 Rules of Life by Jordon Peterson

    1. I agree! I just take what is good and what I can learn from. No one is all knowing so it is always good to discern if these are the things are the best for us. Thank you for taking the time in reading this post and I wish you a lovely week ahead.

      Kind regards
      Stephanie

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