Dr Peterson‘s guidance on enduring chaos, by walking along the line of such chaos and order. Excellent
12 Rules for Life￼
Jordan B. Peterson,
It is far better to render Beings in your care competent than to protect them.
“And if you think tough men are dangerous, wait until you see what weak men are capable of.”
While this book has moments of brilliance: I.e. "No one standing still can triumph, no matter how well constituted," about 85% of it is rambling and nearly incoherent nonsense. Imagine Ian Malcolm--the chaos theory anthropologist character from crichton's Jurassic Park--barreling from one topic to the next, ranging from lobster mating habits to Taoists, to Alice in Wonderland all in the course of about 3 paragraphs. My head is spinning.
So it was good. But I felt very long-winded. And well, very very religious. I am not anti-religion but... I just felt like with it being an #Audio read by the author, it ended up feeling very very preachy to me. But... There were a lot of takeaways I plan on incorporating and some I had already incorporated into my life.
“You don‘t need to grasp impulsively at whatever crumbs come at your way, because you can realistically expect good things to remain available. You can delay gratification, without forgoing it forever.” (Pg 17) I DEDICATE THIS QUITE TO @Bigbraingains AKA Mr Hun School Student body PRESIDENT Layown Shyea!!!
I‘ve walked passed this one in the stores many times and I don‘t know why... maybe it‘s the title. Sometimes chaos is exactly what is needed to truly feel alive. So, I didn‘t want another ‘self help‘ philosophy book because I‘ve read a few. But, I‘ve gotta give it a go. Have you read this one? How did you find it??
The first few chapters were great and I initially found myself jotting down a lot of the principles but the more I got into the book, the more Jordan Petersen became a bit “preachy” and “instructive” as opposed to “philosophical” and “open-minded”. This book admittedly took me a while to finish (to be honest, if I didn‘t have a rule of finishing what I started, I probably wouldn‘t have bothered completing it).
I found Peterson‘s work to be critical, revealing, and inspirational. I understand some of the hate he receives but even as a liberal myself, I found the book and the audiobook both excellent. I think anyone who is self-reflective and searching for meaning would come away from this book having many insights and surely some great questions as well, even if they disagree with him on some points.
If anyone needs advice or guidance for how to get your life together, solve a personal relationship issue, or how to be a better person, this book by Dr. Jordan Peterson has something for you. Not only the how, but the why, of human biology, socially, and cultural influences on our lives.
In the West, we have been withdrawing from our tradition-, religion- and even nation-centred cultures, partly to decrease the danger of group conflict. But we are increasingly falling prey to the desperation of meaninglessness, and that is no improvement at all.
This is a highly recommended book, I have heard about it in different forums. Finally got to read it. It is a very personal book, the author shares many personal stories throughout the book. There are many references to the bible, which for an atheist like myself was not very relatable. The book is not an easy read, many "big words", and .the author constantly jumps from one theme to another. Overall I recommend it, there is a lot to take from it.
Lots of big words, which is good because now I can use those big words to sound more photosynthesis.
I really actually did enjoy this book. My favorite rule was always pet a stray cat when you see one because "the world is a sucky horrible place so pet a cat to forget about how much things suck for a second"
Think this one is a book you will love or hate, it's not for everyone. Personally I liked it a lott, and I like that Peterson always brings up facts and research for his claims. And remember the most important rule:
"12 Pet a cat when you encounter one in the street" ?
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12 Rules for life is so far a brilliant book that stands apart from many in the self-help category, bc it is real, personal, basic, & incredibly insightful. But so many people take such offense to it! I'm 1/2 thru & haven't seen a shred of evidence that JBP is the corrupt alt-righter some claim he is. The interview he did about this book is especially absurd and hilarious https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMcjxSThD54
Dove into this yesterday and I‘m impressed. Peterson‘s wisdom is quite useful and much needed in times of generation ME. Bringing ideas to the table such as personal responsibility, seeking purpose not happiness, and analyzing why people strive to broadcast their virtues. So far so good.
I stuck with this book almost to the end despite multiple digressions because there are some good ideas hidden in here, even if it's overly obvious. But I'm in the home stretch and he has gone from letting kids skateboard to ranting about gender equality and the "end of men.". Also the patriarchy is pretty much a good thing and centuries of oppression against women is either biologically justified or completely made up. Ok dude, DNF bro.
This book was really good to help you think about how you want to live your life.
This book made me angry. At first, I thought he had a few good ideas. Some of it seemed like common sense. Where this left the rails for me is when he starts treating the Christian faith as fairy tales and backward thinking. Not. Cool. 😡 😡😡 Don‘t make fun of peoples‘ religious beliefs
Taking a break from this book for awhile. It‘s a difficult read for me with my particular view of the world, but I‘ve found quite a lot of good takeaways from it so far. So not a bail, just a break.
12 rules that seem so simple and are so easily applicable form the chapters of this book. Although the rule itself is concise it is just the tip of the iceberg that is the rest of the chapter. A refreshing read by someone who is not afraid to speak his mind and share his opinions. (4.5/5)